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CN launches third mental health survey

Construction News has launched its annual mental health survey for the third year running to investigate the mental health of the industry’s workforce.

As part of CN’s award-winning mental health campaign Mind Matters, an anonymous survey has been launched to see whether progress has been made improving the mental health of UK construction workers.

Last year’s survey revealed that while 67 per cent of the workforce said mental health awareness had improved since 2017, little improvement had been made in many other key areas.

The proportion of respondents that had experienced mental health issues rose marginally to 57 per cent, compared with 55 per cent in 2017.

Nearly a third (30 per cent) of respondents had taken time off work due to mental health issues (up marginally from 29 per cent since the year before). Of these respondents, 63 per cent said they had hidden the real reason for their absence from their employer (up from 60 per cent).

This year, Construction News is investigating whether the industry has tackled these shocking figures.

We are looking to see whether late payment, financial pressures and drugs / alcohol have had a negative impact on the industry’s mental health, from site worker to boardroom director.

To do this, we need to hear from you.

Help us understand the scale of the issue by filling out our survey below, or clicking on the link above.

Our mental health campaign, Mind Matters, has picked up an array of awards for Construction News.

Mind, the mental health charity, named Construction News Best Publication following its extensive work in raising awareness of mental health in the construction industry.

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