Mental Health In Construction Certification

About this course

Mental Health In Construction Certification

There are four main purposes of this course:

Firstly, to raise awareness of common mental health issues arising within the construction industry and how these are affected by the specific demands of working in this sector.

Secondly, the course is designed to help you learn to recognise signs and predisposing factors in common mental health problems, in both yourself and those with whom you work. We will look specifically at depression, anxiety and stress, explaining clearly what these are, how they manifest and what you can do about them, as well as providing direction towards further resources, should you need information about other mental health conditions.

Thirdly, the course seeks to provide an insight into the importance of establishing a cultural shift within the construction industry, away from the stigmatisation of mental health issues and towards a culture of openness, compassion and information. We’ll offer down-to-earth guidance on the transformative benefits of speaking out and creating a working environment whereby it feels safe for people to do so.

Finally, this course is designed to equip you with your own personal mental health wellbeing toolbox, full of practical, realistic and scientifically proven strategies, to help you to support your own mental wellbeing, as well as that of those around you.

What you will learn

You will Learn:

  • Common issues affecting the mental health and wellbeing of workers within the construction industry
  • Signs to look out for if you’re concerned about your own mental health or that of your colleagues or employees
  • The nature of depression, anxiety and stress, as some of the most common experiences at play within the realm of mental ill health — how to recognise them, how they may affect people and what you can do, to move through the difficulties that they bring about
  • How to establish a culture of open communication in the workplace around mental health, in order to destigmatise people’s suffering, to minimise the compounding factors of isolation, fear and ‘macho’ culture that can be at play
  • How to approach talking to someone about experiencing a mental health concern
  • An array of lifestyle factors that you can work on or adapt, to support your mental health, including diet and exercise, relational health and community

Benefits of this course

Benefits of Taking this Course:

  • You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the nature of mental health problems and the ways in which they can specifically affect those working in construction
  • Awareness is the single most powerful instigator of change, and by becoming more aware, through taking this course, you’ll be empowered to help effect change in the workplace, to make the construction industry a healthier place
  • You will be given a practical approach that is designed to be immediately applicable in day-to-day scenarios
  • Knowledge regarding where to go for help, and how, and what you can do, to help support yourself or anyone who may need a helping hand towards better mental wellbeing


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