What Other Industries Can Learn From Construction Workers

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While the construction industry is normally being warned about the importance of addressing mental health in the workplace, one article on Forbes.com commended the construction sector for their efforts to combat the problem.

The American construction sector, having identified the risk factors that make construction workers so susceptible to mental health problems and suicide,  have developed a tool called the Construction Industry Blueprint to help employers in the sector deal with mental health in the workplace.

As an organisation, there are certain steps that can be taken to address mental health issues among employees.

The first is being outspoken about mental health. Some of the topics that should be discussed include stress management and healthy living.

Employees should also be enccouraged to detect mental health problems early on and should be supported to get help. Read more at http://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2016/05/21/what-construction-workers-could-teach-other-industries-about-mental-health-awareness/#7d60fef89a23

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