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Jan 14 2020

Mental Health – Tuesday 14th January 2020

For our January event we welcomed Tom Oxley of Bamboo Mental Health to come and give a superb presentation on mental health in the workplace.  With construction recording more suicides than any other industry, it wasn’t surprising that almost 100 turned out on a very windy evening to hear what Tom had to say.  It doesn’t take much effort to ask someone who looks anxious or sad if they are okay or to make them a cup of tea and see if they open up.  If they don’t want to talk, ask them again the next day.  We’re not counsellors but knowing where to get appropriate help is so important.  Tom urged all employers to run a stress risk assessment and to include mental health in health and safety policies.  Many thanks to Tom for his time and to LSI Architects for sponsoring the event.