At Murraywood Construction Limited we take the health of our employees seriously, encouraging all to undertake the Health Screening that is provided on a yearly basis – but we recognise that good health is not only physical!
The World Health Organisation defines “mental health” as “a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises their abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and are able to contribute to their community.”
Unfortunately, many people suffer from poor mental health which affects their overall wellbeing, including their physical health and their ability to cope with day-to-day life.
Mental ill health is when someone develops a diagnosable problem related to their mental health, such as an anxiety disorder, depression, eating disorders, less severe symptoms include low mood or mild anxiety which could worsen if ignored. Stress is a fact of life for may people, but when not addressed can also be the cause of/the result of mental health problems such as those already listed, affecting not only work performance but also personal lives, in some cases manifesting into physical conditions increasing stress and pressure on the person and the male dominant nature of construction and the stereotypical image of the tough male who does not show emotion can lead to people feeling alone and not voicing their struggles.
At Murraywood Construction Limited we have trained six Mental Health First Aiders and rolled out Mental Health Awareness to Site Managers, Supervisors, in fact anyone that wants to learn more on the issue. Murraywood Construction Limited have ensured that all their sites have adequate information on their H & S Board regarding the issue and clear details of who to contact if they have anxieties, stress or concerns in total confidence.