A Charity golf day in aid of Mental Health in Construction
We are super pleased to be supporting our client NU Living Homes in their charity golf day at Stock Brook Golf Club in Billericay on 16th September 2019.
This golf day will be held in aid of helping Mental Health in Construction, a much talked about issue within our industry.
Male site workers in construction are three times more likely to commit suicide than the average UK male. This shocking mental health statistic is a vivid reminder of the difficulties faced by many working in the construction industry every day. Data from the Office of National Statistics found that between 2011 and 2015, of the 13,232 in-work suicides recorded, those within the skilled construction and building trades made up 13.2% – despite construction accounting for little over seven per cent of the UK workforce.
The construction industry lifestyle is undoubtedly both challenging and stressful. Long and demanding working hours, working away from home on site for weeks at a time and the lingering unease in the industry are just some of the factors contributing to poor mental health in this sector. Also in a workforce predominantly male, the “tough guy” image widespread in the construction industry is very much to blame. Asking for help and opening up about emotions are just not things that come naturally to many of those working in the industry. The combination of these factors results in many suffering in silence.
Hoping to raise as much funds as possible to help this vital cause and increase awareness.
Funds from the charity are going to two UK charities, the wonderful Lighthouse Club, who provide emotional and financial help to anyone in the Construction Industry and the Tommy Crush Foundation who raise money to support teenagers who are vulnerable to suicide.
Fantastic charities with whom we are very proud to support.