Strong foundations? Mental health in the construction industry
According to the most up-to-date numbers from the Office for National Statistics, 589 tradespeople died by suicide in 2020 in England and Wales, nearly two every day. From Covid to the cost of living crisis, the people who build our homes and cities are struggling from increasing external pressures and mounting levels of stress and depression. So just how big is the problem and what should employers be doing to help?