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World Mental Health Day 2020

Shocking statistics show that suicide kills more people in the construction industry than falls from height.

Ensuring that health and safety procedures are followed on a construction site is usually the top priority – but there is only so much protection that PPE and knowledge can provide. Not to mention, that protection is only physical. What about ‘mental protection’? Surely, it is only right that mental health and safety is given the same level of importance and investment as other hazards on site.

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) 2020 - a day dedicated to raising awareness of how to prevent suicide. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds.

In 2018, in the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 6,800 people died of suicide. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy.

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Time to Talk Day 2020

On the morning of Thursday 6th February, also known as Time to Talk Day, the Catsurveys team got together to discuss a very important subject; mental health. We held a bake sale to not only raise money for our chosen charity Mates in Mind but also to get our team together to have a chat over a cup of tea and some cake.

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Mental Health in the Construction Industry

Shocking statistics show that suicide kills more people in the construction industry than falls from height.

Ensuring that health and safety procedures are followed on a construction site is usually the top priority – but there is only so much protection that PPE and knowledge can provide. Not to mention, that protection is only physical. What about ‘mental protection’? Surely, it is only right that mental health and safety is given the same level of importance and investment as other hazards on site.

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Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health is still considered a taboo subject in the workplace, but at Catsurveys we are eager to break this taboo and create an open and caring culture. Poor mental health is one of the biggest issues in the workplace today. This includes everything from the most commonly experienced symptoms of stress and anxiety, through to more complex mental health conditions, such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.