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August 22, 2019

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Scaffolding Association looks to drive mental health awareness with new partnership

The Scaffolding Association has become a Mates in Mind supporter, joining a community of more than 270 other organisations across the UK working in partnership to help to tackle the issue of mental health.

scaffoldingThe partnership will see Mates in Mind engage with the Association and its member companies, providing support and a range of other benefits such as the development of a tailored action plan, campaign materials and access to a suite of communication. The charity will also be on hand to offer advice, as well as a range of training opportunities, with the aim to drive long-lasting and meaningful change.

James Rudoni, Managing Director of Mates in Mind said: “We are delighted that The Scaffolding Association has now joined us in raising awareness and understanding on this important issue. It is increasingly recognised that mental ill-health is a widespread issue across UK workplaces, with the Health and Safety Executive reporting that 44% of work-related ill health cases in 2017 were attributed to stress, depression or anxiety.

“Working alongside our partners, sector leaders and growing community of supporters, Mates in Mind is delivering support to organisations of all sizes, to enable them to not only raise awareness but importantly improve the way they are working to address this issue in their workplaces. Importantly, through our work with employers and partners, our approach enables individuals within workforces to understand how, when and where they can get support.”

Robert Candy, Chief Executive of the Scaffolding Association added: “We are very pleased to be partnering with Mates in Mind to highlight this important area of welfare to all our members. Such issues can go unrecognised and can have impact on the business directly, so a change in culture must be activated for the benefit of both the worker and the employer.”

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