We are proud to announce Trans-Sport.tv has joined Mates in Mind, a registered charity which provides a framework to raise awareness, address the stigma surrounding mental health and improves positive mental wellbeing in the UK Construction Industries.
The organisation is led by and for the industry in partnership with the Health in Construction Leadership Group and British Safety Council as well as other leading organisations and charities such as Mind, Samarians and Mental Health First Aid England.
We recognise that the stigma often associated with poor mental health can often be perceived as difficult as the experience itself. Even though many of us will experience stress, depression or anxiety at some point in our lives, we may often be afraid to talk about it or to seek help and support.
We want to demonstrate our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our workforce. Mates in Mind help us take an important step towards breaking the silence and stigma that can surround mental wellbeing in society, and in particular, in the construction industry. We are joining numerous other construction companies in supporting Mates in Mind, helping to improve the mental health and well-being of our people.
As a Supporter of Mates in Mind, we also gain access to support and communication materials as well as a range of awareness and training programmes – helping us to take a joined-up approach to improving mental health & wellbeing.
Commenting on Mates in Mind, William Cope, Rigger Manager
Joining Mates in Mind is a logical step forward for ourselves, we are incredibly passionate about supporting our crew wherever, whenever or however possible. By joining Mates in Mind we are being provided with support, training and more importantly a structure to enable us to tackle these complex and unfortunately very common issues. The statistics make glum reading, right now 1 in 6 workers in the UK is experiencing depression, anxiety or stress. This statistic coupled with the shocking fact that suicide is now the leading cause of death in men between the ages of 15 and 49 really made me realise that the time to brush these issues under the carpet or refuse to accept the statistics is over – Trans-Sport.TV is 100% committed to taking whatever steps are necessary to raise awareness surrounding mental health, break the silence and stigma surrounding these issues and to learn how, when and where to get support. We believe that everyone deserves the help and support they need and this is a huge step in achieving that. I am personally very excited to be working with Mates in Mind but also incredibly proud that as an organisation we are brave enough to start this conversation, highlight these issues and really start promoting mental wellbeing within our industry.
You can access qualified counsellors and advisors through the Construction Industry Helpline, available 24/7 on 0345 605 1956, as well as access to a range of other support services which can be found on www.matesinmind.org