We’re heading in the right direction when it comes to mental health, says ISG chief

26 June 2018

We’re heading in the right direction when it comes to mental health, says ISG chief

While construction is starting to break the stigma around mental health, there is still work to be done to raise awareness and standards in the industry, says ISG CEO, Paul Cossell.

Paul provided comment for a recent Construction News report into the state of the industry’s mental health, which revealed that, while 67% of the workforce said awareness of mental health had improved over the past year, indicating that awareness campaigns by key industry publications, alongside high-profile interventions by Prince William and Prince Harry into the debate, have helped to shift perceptions.

Commenting on the results, Paul emphasised the importance of the industry working together to take the same stance towards mental health as it does to on-site safety.

Continuing to raise awareness and standards around mental health will not only help the industry retain its talent, but also showcase construction as a progressive, attractive career proposition to the talented professionals we need to drive the industry forward, says Paul. 

“Our industry’s focus on minimising risk on site demonstrates what can be achieved when we all work together, share best practice and collaborate to raise standards,” he said. 

“We must put the same effort into ensuring parity for mental health awareness, because this is the right thing to do for our people, and for our wider industry, as we fight to attract and retain the most talented individuals to drive us forward.”

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