Mental Health Awareness Resources

The Home Builders Federation is working closely with construction charity, the Lighthouse Club to promote mental health awareness across the home building sector. There are a number of resources and information available for employees who are experiencing mental health issues, which can be accessed below, please feel free to use and circulate these.

HBF Mental Health in the Home Building Industry

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Toolbox Talks

A Tool Box Talk is a fantastic way to deliver information to your workforce on mental health by educating them on the signs to look out for and how to start a conversation. The Lighthouse Club has created a Tool Box Talk template that you can use and tailor to your own organisations branding below.

The presentation comes with guidance notes, videos and is fully scripted. Simply click below to download in powerpoint and pdf format.

Building Mental Health Toolbox Talk - Powerpoint

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Building Mental Health Toolbox Talk - PDF

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Construction Helpline Promotional video

A 24/7 construction industry helpline is available to provide employees and their families with support on 0345 605 1956.

For those that do not feel comfortable discussing their feelings or personal circumstances, a construction industry helpline app has been created to give individuals information, advice and guidance on how to relieve the long term effects of stress, anxiety or depression. To find out more and to access the app visit www.constructionindustryhelpline.com/our-app.html.

To actively promote the helpline and the support that is available to your employees, helpline packs and stickers are available to purchase. Providing your offices with posters and cards. To purchase your helpline pack visit www.constructionindustryhelpline.com/store/c2/Construction_Industry_Helpline_Packs.html

Becoming a Mental Health First Aider

A Mental Health First Aider is the dedicated person to go to for anyone experiencing some form of mental health issue. They are trained to recognise the symptoms of mental health and can guide those in are in need before it issues escalate. 

To become a Mental Health First Aider for your organisation, there are a number of companies you can contact for training by visiting https://www.buildingmentalhealth.net/resources.html#training. A number of resources on Mental Health First Aid for employers and employees are available for you to use below.

Guidance for Employers

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Guidance for Mental health first aiders

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MIND - Wellness Action Plans

Mind, the mental health charity, has created some helpful guides for employees and line managers to address and support employees wellbeing at work. The guides provide different approaches to managing the mental health of staff and tackle the causes of work-related mental health issues.

 

Employees Wellness Action Plans

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Line Managers Wellness Action Plans

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