THE SCAFFOLDING Association pledged its support to Mates in Mind ahead of International Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September 2019.
The association joins 270 other UK organisations that are partnering Mates in Mind to tackle mental health stigma.
Mates in Mind is a UK charity supporting employers and improving mental health by providing skills, clarity and confidence on how to create supportive and mentally healthy workplaces for employees.
James Rudoni, Managing Director of Mates in Mind said: “We are delighted that The Scaffolding Association has now joined us in raising awareness and understanding on this important issue. It is increasingly recognised that mental ill-health is a widespread issue across UK workplaces, with the Health and Safety Executive reporting that 44% of work-related ill health cases in 2017 were attributed to stress, depression or anxiety.
“Mates in Mind is delivering support to organisations of all sizes. Importantly, our approach enables individuals within workforces to understand how, when and where they can get support.”
Employer welfare support
Each organisation that pledges its support to Mates in Mind receives a tailored action plan, campaign materials, access to a suite of communication and advice, a range of training opportunities and more, to enable organisations to drive long-lasting and meaningful change.
Robert Candy, Chief Executive of the Scaffolding Association said: “We are very pleased to be partnering with Mates in Mind to highlight this important area of welfare to all our members. Such issues can go unrecognised and can have impact on the business directly, so a change in culture must be activated for the benefit of both the worker and the employer.”