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Saturday October 10th marks World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

At Role Group, we know that it is extremely important that each and everyone of us look after our mental health. We encourage all of our employees, right down from the director in the office to the labourer on site, to approach a member of our HSQE team or management when they feel they need support or are struggling with a mental health issue. We are working with our team and the industry to remove the stigma about mental health especially amongst men in the Construction Industry.  Below we have set out some accessible helplines that are available throughout the day to contact for support. We have also outlined a number of podcasts that are on the subject of mental health and are a great resource for looking after your well-being.

Helplines:

CALM
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Men’s Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.

Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Samaritans
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Podcasts:

Insane In The Men Brain: https://play.acast.com/s/insaneinthemenbrain

Open Mind with Frankie Bridge: https://play.acast.com/s/open-mind-with-frankie-bridge

Happy Place by Fearne Cotton: https://play.acast.com/s/happy-place

Mentally Yours: https://play.acast.com/s/mentallyyours

Bryony Gordan’s Mad World: https://play.acast.com/s/bryony-gordons-mad-world