A recent report revealed that one third of people in Britain had experienced suicidal feelings. The stigmas associated with mental health are one of the reasons it has remained a taboo subject in the UK as it has in Australia, but in the construction sector, it is a major cause for concern, which is why we need to remove any negative stigmas attached to talking about it.
The report by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) called for societal change in the treatment of mental health and new rules for employers to treat stress and mental health risks as they do physical health and safety.
Unfortunately in Britain and in Australia, mental health is not given the same attention and care as physical health and safety, despite the negative consequences being well known.
The organisation responsible for the report called on government to introduce new standards for employers and consider psychological hazards in workplace safety assessments. See more at https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/workplace-stress-suicide-mental-health-safety-regulations-awareness-week-a8347216.html
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