Good mental health is defined as a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
(World Health Organisation)
Did you know?
– Construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than fall from a height.
– 10% of all suicides in the UK happen within the construction sector.
– 1 in 6 people will experience some form of mental ill health at work.
– 30 – 40% of absences from work are caused by mental ill health.
– Poor mental health is a major cause of long-term disability for some people.
– 70 million sick days per year attributed to mental ill health.
Mental Health can affect any of us regardless of our age, gender, personality or position at work. Mental health problems can occur in both personal and working life. Feelings of stress can occur at any time especially if you are facing big life changes. If you feel that pressures of life, stress, depression, anxiety or anything else have started affecting your work and personal life please stop and look for help!
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