Raising awareness of mental health in the workplace

2nd February 2023 is Time to Talk Day, the nation’s biggest mental health conversation.

In support of our workforce, we have started the new year by providing mental health talks for our head office staff. The informative mental health sessions have been focused on real life experiences presented by guest speakers. The aim for our colleagues was to develop an active awareness of their own mental health, recognise how they feel, to understand the coping mechanisms and how to start a conversation with someone.

Joe McDermott, SHEQ Director at McDermotts said “we endeavour to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, to encourage colleagues to start conversations and to raise awareness for the range of mental health resources available”.

With positive feedback from our head office, we look forward to offering these mental health sessions to our sites in the near future.