Mates in Mind


Is a little knowledge a dangerous thing when it comes to mental health?

Do you need to be an expert to have a conversation with someone struggling with their mental health? Some say that you do. Some advocate not using peer to peer support systems because ‘a little knowledge is a dangerous thing’. Read More

Mates in Mind welcomes conversations on mental health following Mental Health Awareness Week

Last week, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Mates in Mind joined more than 250 supporters and partners, consisting of almost 200,000 workers across the UK, to help being the subject of mental health to the fore. Read More

The Silent Epidemic: Mental health in the construction industry

'The risk of suicide among low-skilled male labourers, particularly those working in construction roles, is three times higher than the male national average.' After rolling out its new strategy, Selwood Housing saw a 95% reduction in work-related stress-related absences and a 73% reduction in personal stress-related absences, over a one-year period Read More

International Safety Awards 2019: Winners announced

The British Safety Council and Mates in Mind celebrate exceptional commitment to workplace health, safety and wellbeing at annual awards ceremony. Read More

Mates in Mind calls for action to transform mental health

The charity said it was “encouraged” by a recent debate in the House of Commons on the subject, but warned more must be done to achieve a “fundamental change” in workplace mental wellbeing. Read More

‘British workplaces still have a long way to go before people with mental health problems feel safe’

The British Safety Council has designed the Manage the Conversation training for line managers. Read More

‘Changing workplace cultures requires ongoing leadership and hands-on-support’

Mates in Mind has spoken out in support of the recent launch of a new online gateway to help companies improve staff wellbeing. The Mental Health at Work website has been developed by Prince William and MIND, with support from The Royal Foundation, Heads Together and 11 other organisations. Read More

Tackling suicide in construction

‘Construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than a fall from height’ A panel is set Read More

World Mental Health Day: Construction embraces Mates in Mind scheme

Marking World Mental Health day, which has the workplace as its focus this year, also marks the first month anniversary of Mates in Mind. Read More

Mates in Mind: Construction mental health scheme enters next stage

The full role-out of the construction industry health and mental wellbeing scheme, titled Mates in Mind, has begun. The move Read More



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