Introducing WW Martin's Mental Health First Aid Champions
Health and welbeing is a big topic across all industries at the moment. It should be, with statistics showing that the biggest killer in the construction industry is not falls from height, but suicide, particularly for the under 45's with an average of 18 young men a day committing suicide in the construction industry.
At WW Martin, we have taken this on board and have invested in both Senior Site Manager Derek Amas and Health & Safety Manager, Sally Wood to undertake their Mental Health First Aid Course, enabling them both to become Mental Health First Aid Champions for our Company.
We are working hard to promote a happy and healthy working environment. We recognise that everyone, no matter what jobs they do, or position they hold, handles stress differently and that things can get a little too much sometimes and support maybe needed. By talking more openly about mental health,creating awareness and understanding and sharing information on what resources and support are available we hope to remove the stigma surrounding mental health.
We are one step closer to that, with Derek and Sally available to listen, give support and issue helpful information, confidentially.