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Fighting mental ill health at Van Elle

A recent survey by the Mental Health Foundation revealed that almost half the country had felt anxious or worried during the summer months, with around one-in-six people saying they had felt “hopeless”. The survey also revealed that around 10% of people had experienced recent suicidal thoughts. The construction industry is one of the worst affected…

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Suicide is the construction industry’s hidden killer

From 2010 – 2015, there were more suicides within construction than any other profession, as reported by The Office for National Statistics. In this period 1,409 men and 10 women took their own lives. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 and male construction workers are three times more likely…

van elle workforce completing mhfa course
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Mental Health First Aid course completed at Van Elle Training and Assessment Services

Congratulations to Angela Blakesley, our HSQE Advisor for recently gaining a qualification from MHFA England to deliver Mental Health First Aid training. Mental Health First Aid England are the only licensed provider of mental health courses within the UK. Angela has just co-delivered the first course with Russell Bradshaw from RSS Infrastructure. The course takes…