Mental Health Week

From the desk of Jo Saeis – PB People

Mental Health Week is a national event, held every October to coincide with World Mental Health Day (10 October). One in four adults will experience mental health difficulties at one time or the other, yet there is often stigma around reaching out and seeking help.

Construction industry suicide rates are 71 per cent higher than that of other employed men, according to a new report released by suicide prevention group MATES in Construction (MIC).

Having social connections, good personal relationships and being part of a community at work and beyond, are vital to maintaining good mental health and contribute to people’s recovery, should they become unwell.

However, if you feel that you may be affected by depression or anxiety remember they are treatable conditions and effective treatments are available. The earlier you seek support, the better.