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04/04/2018

McGee champions Mates in Mind initiative

McGee has joined a growing list of organisations from across the Construction industry to champion the Mates in Mind initiative.

Committing to raising awareness of, and addressing the stigma of poor mental health, McGee has joined Mates in Mind with the primary aim of improving positive mental wellbeing across the organisation and the industry as a whole.

McGee now has full access to a pioneering framework of resources, techniques and tools that will help to:

  • Raise awareness and understanding of mental health and mental ill-health
  • Help people to understand how, when and where to get support
  • Break the silence and stigma through promoting cultures of positive wellbeing throughout the industry

Mates in Mind is led by and for the industry in partnership with the Health in Construction Leadership Group and British Safety Council, as well as with other leading organisations and charities such as Mind, Samaritans and Mental Health First Aid England.

Announcing McGee’s decision to become a Mates in Mind champion, John Hennessy, Health and Safety Director at McGee, said:

“McGee is delighted to be working with Mates in Mind to help deliver a positive change.  We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees and we recognise that too many workers in the UK Construction sector are suffering in silence as they struggle with stress, anxiety and depression.  Addressing the stigma of poor mental health can be difficult; however, we are working to help people feel more comfortable about speaking about issues and raising awareness of the support available to improve positive mental wellbeing.

“The dedicated programme support on hand will help us to create, communicate and deliver a complete approach to mental health.”