Here are a few reasons as to why the construction industry must tackle mental health awareness now!
- Did you know that over 11 million days are lost a year due to stress at work? Translate this into the construction industry and you will find out that 1.9million days are lost due to work related ill health, including stress, anxiety and depression. More concerning is that mental health issues account for people taking almost 70 million days off sick per year costing the UK economy between £70 – 100 billion pounds a year.
- CIOB conducted a survey specifically targeting the construction industry and most respondents, around 68.2% had suffered from stress, anxiety or depression because of working in the sector.
- Finally, at any given time one worker in six is said to be experiencing depression, anxiety or other stress related problems.
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