Contractors’ federation launches mental health hub
By Steve Ducker22 March 2021
The United Kingdom-based National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) has announced the launch of a Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, which will be situated within its website.
The federation said it has created the hub with the intention of centralising information and resources for demolition employers and individuals suffering with mental ill-health.
While recognising that knowledge of mental health issues has “escalated on a global scale”, the NFDC said the wealth of information and support now available “is tremendous yet can be overwhelming in terms of knowing where to look.”
The hub will act as a central portal for the NFDC’s mental health and wellbeing resources as well as signposting the support available from third-party organisations. With separate sections covering resources for employers and individuals, information is also grouped by issues such as stress and financial wellbeing.
“Mental health and wellbeing came to the forefront of the construction industry’s agenda in the form of shocking statistics regarding the number of construction workers taking their own life,” said CEO Howard Button.
“On a personal level, I have been deeply affected by the suicides of four former colleagues. Nobody suffering with mental ill-health should feel alone or that they have no place to turn. It is OK not to be OK and support is available.
“The NFDC’s Mental Health and Wellbeing initiative aims to help end the stigma around mental health, raise awareness and provide vital support and signposting to demolition employers and individual workers.”
Users can access and navigate the hub via the landing page on NFDC’s website at https://demolition-nfdc.com/hub-welcome-to-nfdcs-mental-health-hub/