This week, CTS have signed the Building Mental Health Charter to demonstrate our continued commitment to raising awareness of mental health issues faced within the construction industry.
Stress, depression and anxiety accounts for a fifth of work-related illness and with two construction workers taking their own life every working day, supporting our employees wellbeing is something that CTS take very seriously.
Building Mental Health is an initiative providing support and advice to increase awareness of mental health and to encourage the construction industry to engage and embrace the mental health agenda. Their goal is to make best practice and information readily available, ensuring that the industry takes a huge leap forward to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health by getting the conversation started, while educating as many people as possible where and when to seek help.
Phil Coles, Chief Executive Officer comments, “At CTS the wellbeing of our employees is taken very seriously, we are delighted to have signed the charter and to continue our commitment to raising awareness. We must work together as an industry to recognise the signs of colleagues who may be experiencing challenges with their mental health and encourage people to talk.”
“As well as signing the Building Mental Health Charter, we also became a Lighthouse Club company supporter earlier this month. The Lighthouse Club are the only charity that provide emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families. By becoming a company supporter, CTS are able to help them to provide critical support resources to the construction community including their 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline and complementary app.”