Mates in Mind
Treating health like safety.
Mates in Mind promotes a culture of positive well-being and provides firms with a tiered training framework to build understanding, knowledge and confidence in tackling mental health throughout businesses.
55% of construction workers have experienced mental health issues
42% of construction workers are living with mental health issues at their current workplace
- Construction deaths from suicide are also believed to be potentially 10x higher than that of fatal accidents at work.
This integral programme will ensure a consistent industry-wide approach to tackling the stigma around mental health within our industry.
Following the launch in 2017, Balfour Beatty trained 980 of its UK workforce and supply chain in mental health first aid, supervisor training and starting the conversation around mental health. We are further committed to reaching 75% of our workforce by the end of 2020.