WILLMOTT Dixon has launched the second in a series of infographics designed to encourage construction workers to talk, as part of the contractor’s All Safe Minds mental health campaign.
The campaign was launched last year following “frightening” statistics around depression and suicide amongst young men in the construction industry.
Willmott Dixon said the new infographic, which features a YES/NO scenario, has been released to reinforce the message that we need to be alert when it comes to our own mental fitness and that of our friends, colleagues and loved ones.
Mark French, head of health safety and environment for the Willmott Dixon Group explained, “The initial response to All Safe Minds has been overwhelmingly positive. Our industry partners and the trade press have all been highly supportive, but this is a continuing challenge and we need to keep driving the campaign forward. Attitudes are definitely changing, and from an internal viewpoint we at Willmott Dixon are seeing a massive increase in people coming forward, asking for support either for themselves, or out of concern for a colleague.
“But we also understand there are people who just aren’t comfortable talking face-to-face about life’s problems, so the infographic is there to highlight the resources you can tap into privately. There are many routes to support, we just need to keep reminding each other of what they are.”
For more information, visit www.willmottdixon.co.uk/how-we-do-it/all-safe-minds or search social media using #AllSafeMinds