How Laing O’Rourke tackles mental health

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  1. I have suffered and still suffering from serious mental ill health. In my opinion, the initial or accelerating factors that contributed to the decline of mental health wellbeing of our professionals is that we have been harassed and bullied for a long time. Many will disagree with me but it is what it is. Construction companies always show or hide under a ‘beautified’ facade or ‘diplomatic’ about it. To me, being diplomatic by them is to lie, lie and lie again.
    Good for you, Laing O’Rourke is doing good for its employees. Good for Chartered Institute of Building, our professional body addressed the issue on Modern Slavery. Keep it up

  2. Good morning from Australia

    I am a retired senior UK police officer living in Australia. I was interested to see on bbc news about your new charity set up to tackle the issues of mental health in the UK construction industry.

    In 2002 after being involved in mental health and Suicide in British transport police I was sponsored to stay in Australia and role out a new pilot initiative tackling suicide and mental health in construction. I became the National ceo and oversaw the role out of what became a nationally accredited and award winning service OZ Help.
    In 2010 I became a consultant in the area of psychosocial leadership and worked again with OzHelp and government in regards to construction and mining dealing with the issues of Suicide prevention and mental health.

    Another service that came out of the original became mates in construction who have a great model for large commercial construction

    I congratulate your efforts and if I can be of assistance in regards to my experiences in setting up the service do not hesitate to contact me


    Keith Todd
    Eaglepoint Consulting

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