mental health in construction,

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has launched an open online course, ‘Mental Health in Construction’, which will begin on the 12 October 2020

The CIOB has done extensive work on mental health in the construction sector, including publishing a report, ‘Understanding Mental Health in the Built Environment‘, and working with organisations such as the Alzheimer’s Society to raise awareness.

On the course, participants will learn to understand signs and symptoms of poor mental health and understand how to manage their own mental wellbeing as well as that of their colleagues.

A massive open online course actively encourages discourse from those across the globe. On the course, participants will learn to understand signs and symptoms of poor mental health and understand how to manage their own mental wellbeing as well as that of their colleagues.

They’ll hear from people in the industry about how to change construction’s culture to end the stigma around mental health.

A brighter future for mental health

Past CIOB president professor, Charles Egbu, said: “This course is a positive and welcome step in building the tools we need, both as individuals and as organisations, to start working toward a brighter future and better mental health, in work and in life.

“The entire construction industry needs to continuously work on the structure and environment that negatively impact workers’ mental health – no one person can solve this on their own.”

To register for the course, click here.

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