The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has applauded the Duke of Cambridge’s work on trying to break the stigma surrounding mental health.
Prince William will launch a new website, called Mental Health at Work, at a Heads Together event in Bristol today.
The Mental Health at Work initiative aims to benefit small to medium companies who struggle to find the help. The website’s development has been made possible by the Royal Foundation, the charitable trust run by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The website hopes to raise awareness about mental health in the workplace. Created in partnership with the mental health charity Mind, the website is an online gateway to resources, training and information that will allow managers to help their employees who may be struggling at work.
Richard Beresford, chief executive of the NFB, said: “Suicide is the leading cause of death for adults below the age of 50 across England and the Office of National Statistics reported that some occupations are at greater risk than others. We welcome the launch of Mental Health at Work and recognise the ever-growing importance of this issue across the construction industry.
“Our health and safety advice lines provide support to our members on matters concerning mental health.”