There have been placed a lot more focus on mental health in the recent years and the significance of the problem has become much more visible. Poor mental health can affect any one at any given point in time. Fact is, one in four will experience a mental health problem each year, regardless of their background.

The UK is facing a mental health crisis and construction, including home building, is one of the industries most affected.

  • A construction worker is more likely to die from suicide than a fall from height.
  • The risk of suicide among male labourers, particularly in construction roles, is three times higher than the male national average.
  • Every working day two construction workers take their own life.

Poor mental health is not always easy to detect, as it isn’t visible in the same way that physical health is. However, if not detected and addressed, it can have a catastrophic outcome for the individual struggling with his or her mental health. Start spreading the awareness of mental health and how to support with our mental health toolbox talk.

Definition of Mental Health

  • Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave.

Items Covered in Mental Health Toolbox Talk

Our mental health toolbox talk is split up in following sections:

  • Introduction: Provides an overview of what mental health is.
  • Various Types of Mental Health Problems: This section covers the different types of mental health problems.
  • What Causes Stress: Outline some of the factors that can have a negative impact on someone’s mental health.
  • How to Identify Poor Mental Health: Provide some tool to identify when a colleague and/or friend struggle with mental health issues.
  • What Can I do to Help: Provide some tool to support and help a colleague and/or friend who struggle with mental health issues.
  • Developing a Successful Mental Health Culture: Outline some of the steps that should be taken to develop an effective mental health culture within an organisation.
  • Toolbox Talk Questions: Includes a few questions to assess attendees understanding of the mental health toolbox talk.

Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant dangers on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.

Purchase our Mental Health Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.