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Growing recognition for World Mental Health Day

10 October 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day, providing increased focus on the subject and gaining growing support from businesses keen to help their staff and those in the community.

Another aspect of the continuing focus on wellbeing in the workplace, there has been considerable efforts within FM and the construction sector to address the issue.

One of the messages being promoted is the need to encourage staff to speak about their mental health issues.

This has been emphasised due to the fact that the majority of those suffering mental health issues often feel isolated and unable to discuss these or ask for assistance in dealing with them.

One of those in the FM sector engaging with World Mental Health Day is Emcor UK, which has announced a week-long initiative.

This is designed to raise awareness of the need for positive employee mental health and wellbeing, which the company sees as a "bridge between wellbeing and well-building and productivity".

The company has also partnered with the Mind charity and is at the mid-point of the three-year collaboration.

Initiatives such as the Time to Change Think Twice campaign have resulted, encouraging everyone to engage with those they suspect of suffering from mental health issues.

It has also created the Six Ways to Wellbeing campaign, providing employees with daily tips on how to improve wellbeing.

In addition to hosting two roundtable events at yesterday's Mad World Summit in London, the company has also established a dedicated helpline for employees to call for assistance and has also seen more than 50 staff undergo training in mental health first aid in the last two years.

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