B&CE Charitable Trust has awarded the 2018 Mowlem Award to Mates in Mind, the mental health charity which was originally established by the Health in Construction Leadership Group with the support of the British Safety Council.
Mates in Mind aims to provide clear information to employers on available support and guidance on mental health, mental illness and mental wellbeing, and how they can address this within their organisations.
£20,000 has been awarded to Mates in Mind, which works in partnership with leading charities and organisations including Mind and The Samaritans, to help and improve positive mental wellbeing in the construction industry.
Commenting on the winning organisation, Nicola Sinclair, B&CE Charitable Trust Manager, said:
“We are so pleased to grant this year’s award to Mates in Mind, a fantastic charity with ambitious aims to raise awareness about mental ill health in the construction industry; help people access the guidance they need; and end the stigma surrounding mental ill-health.”
The B&CE Mowlem Award is granted annually to an organisation that really makes a difference to training and the promotion of health and safety in the construction industry.
Joscelyne Shaw, Executive Director for Mates in Mind, said:
“We are delighted to be this year’s recipient of the B&CE Mowlem Award. It recognises the work Mates in Mind and our programme’s partners, business and charitable champions, and their employees do in bringing about an improved understanding of mental health and wellbeing. It sends a strong message about the role that workplaces can play in supporting workers’ mental health.
“Our approach is about building understanding, knowledge and confidence amongst all workers, throughout the business, so that they can get the help they need as well as identifying colleagues who could benefit from further support. Through this funding, we will now be able to look at how this can be supported with apprentices, helping to build a legacy for the industry.”