British Gypsum offers free mental health training to staff and customers
Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2022
British Gypsum has launched a free online course to help tradespeople spot mental health problems in themselves and their colleagues.
The 45-minute ‘Start the Conversation’ course which has been designed in partnership with mental health charity Mates in Mind, was released to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week.
The plastering giant is offering the course to its employees and customers to help them identify symptoms of mental health distress and empower them to step in, reassure and signpost others to the relevant support.
“Mental ill-health can affect anyone, at any time, which is why it is so important that individuals have the clarity and confidence to know how and where to get support,” said British Gypsum HR director, David McGarry.
“That is why we are launching our free course. To help our employees and customers improve their own and their colleagues’ mental health,” he added.
According to a mental health report by Ironmongery Direct released this week, a shocking 92% of plasterers reported experiencing some form of mental health issue. Nearly half of the survey respondents said that finances were their biggest source of mental distress.
British Gypsum is committed to the mental wellbeing of its team. The firm provides support and access to training from Mates in Mind and recently started training teams members as Mental Health First Aiders.
To register for the ‘Start the Conversation’ course, please click here.
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