21st May 2023

Mental Heath Awareness Week 2023

There are many triggers for anxiety from financial concerns to work related issues, relationships with friends and health worries to name a few, these triggers can cause isolation and loneliness which can be damaging to our mental health. It is therefore so important to support sufferers in anyway possible.

For #mentalhealthawarenessweek2023 we actively supported each other with a particular focus on anxiety, encouraging sufferers to practice coping methods to manage their anxiety such as; catching up with friends, speaking to a GP; exercise and many more.

Remember, it is essential to take care of yourself and others, and there's no shame in seeking help when needed. With the right support, anxiety can be managed and overcome.

On the sunny morning of 17th May at 601 Whitchurch Lane Helen Tamlin our mental health first aider set up a Mental Health Clinic.

With a third of construction workers suffering with elevated levels of anxiety every day it is so important to raise awareness in any way possible. Each morning our site management teams have briefed the workforce on anxiety during a dedicated toolbox talk presentation. The objective of the clinic is for any member of the workforce to pop in for a conversation in a confidential environment.

To end the week our apprentice Zoe popped into our sites at 601 Whitchurch Lane, The Courts and Pottern Barns to drop off her amazing homemade cupcakes, which everyone was more than happy to take off her hands. Throughout the day the site teams have carried out a stand down to chat about mental health and the resources available to support everyone.

Back at the office our other colleagues decided to go a different route and opted for breakfast rolls enjoyed in the morning sunshine. It was a perfect opportunity for everyone to take a break and let loose for a moment after a busy week.