Depression: construction’s hidden problem
The biggest health concern in the construction industry is also one of the least visible: depression. Although mental health may not be widely talked about in the industry, 42% of construction workers say they experienced mental health issues at their current place of work – more than double the national average.1 The impact of depression is particularly concerning for construction businesses with compact teams, where poor employee wellbeing can already have a detrimental effect on productivity.
Organisations on your side
The Health in Construction Leadership Group and Mates in Mind are two organisations working to improve the wellbeing of construction workers.
Bupa’s mental health benefits
Bupa takes workplace wellbeing seriously. That’s why we’ve put together a selection of tools to help your business tackle mental health challenges head-on.
From online tools to expert guidance and advice, we can help you take the first steps to addressing employee wellbeing in the construction industry. You can get a Bupa guide price in a matter of minutes, and give your team the tailored support and care they need.