Our confidential Employee Counselling Service is an Employee Assistance Programme specially created to provide specialist counselling and support for the specific mental health needs of people working in the construction and property sectors.
Mental Health In Construction
“Let’s talk about it”
Improving the mental wellbeing of your workforce has benefits for your staff as well as quantifiable benefits for your bottom-line by improving productivity and staff retention.
The mental health charity Mind reports that stress and mental ill health are significant and common causes of long-term absence from work in the construction sector.
At any given time in the UK it is estimated that 1 in 6 of its 2.1 million construction workers, is said to be experiencing mental health difficulties. This equates to 350,000 who may be suffering with depression, anxiety, stress or addictions.
This amounts to £260m in lost working days each year due to problems associated with mental health issues. Sadly, construction workers are also six times more likely to die from suicide than a serious accident.
Personal or work problems and concerns that interfere with your employees’ wellbeing and work performance can cause absenteeism, delays and underperformance that can negatively impact your profitability.
Providing your staff with the right help when they are having a hard time at work or at home can avoid problems escalating and prevent business disruption as well as saving management time.
New Foundation Employee Counselling Service Can Help So “Let’s talk about it”
New Foundation Counselling Service – Employee Assistance Programme
Our Mission is to help you to build a new foundation of support for employee mental health and emotional well-being.
How It Works
Our service works by providing an easy to use Employee Assistance Programme that gives you a flexible and effective turnkey solution to providing mental health and emotional well-being services for your staff. Simply by calling our helpline your employees can access 1-2-1 confidential counselling and flexible services at a convenient time and place. Our counsellors are highly qualified and experienced and are able to provide help discretely face to face, by phone or via the internet. Through our “We Are Listening Programme,” we also provide your company with information and guidance to enable you to sign post your staff to the New Foundation Counselling Service.
Construction Industry Key Facts
It is estimated that the construction industry loses approximately £260m in lost working days each year due to problems associated with mental health issues.
Sadly, construction workers are also six times more likely to die from suicide than a serious accident.
One in four adults will experience will experience mental well-being issues in their lifetime impacting on their own lives and those of the people around them.
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 49. The British Safety Council suggest that of an annual 6122 suicides in the UK, 7.5% are in 464 work in construction.