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10 October 2023 by Hannah Steel

Celebrating World Mental Health Day: Mental Health is a Universal Human Right.

World Mental Health Day is a time to raise awareness about mental health and an opportunity to encourage individuals to seek help when facing mental health challenges, no matter the circumstance.

This year’s theme, “Mental Health is a Universal Human Right,” highlights the importance of equal access to mental health resources and support.

At GS Contracts, we believe that mental health is just as important as physical health, which is why we are dedicated to providing our staff with the support they may need.

We believe that by supporting mental health in our workplace, we can create a more productive and positive work environment for everyone.

We do our best to support our staff. Take a look below at some of the ways we support mental health in our workplace.

Mental Health Resources

At our company, we encourage our staff to speak openly about their mental health. However, we understand that this can be a difficult topic for some individuals. That’s why we make it clear that there are support charities available to assist them. One excellent charity is the Lighthouse Club, which provides aid and support to those in need within the construction industry.

Unfortunately, every working day, two construction workers take their own life. This is why the Lighthouse Club is so dedicated to educating those around us on the signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression to help provide the support they need.

Visit the Lighthouse Club Website Here

Encourage Open Communication

As a business, it’s important for us to encourage open communication about mental health in the workplace.

We try to create a supportive and inclusive work culture by encouraging open communication and creating a safe space for employees to talk about their mental health.

Posters are dotted up and around the office and workshop to encourage speaking up and getting support.

Providing Mental Health Training

Our site manager, Lee Brittain is currently in the process of renewing his mental health first aid training.

Lee is on hand to provide support to all of our staff members and is on hand to any employee who is experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress.

In today’s world having someone like Lee on the team makes a huge difference in the well-being of our employees.

Our commitment to our staff’s well-being is unwavering, and we strive to create a work environment that is positive and productive for all.

Hannah Steel
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