Beardwell and Apex

‘In August, a news story in Total Contractor about the NFRC backing the Samaritans’ Real People, Real Stories campaign caught my eye. The campaign aims to encourage men battling mental health issues to seek help.’

‘The article focused on how men in our sector struggle to speak up when they are suffering – quoting the Samaritans figure that two in five men aged 20-59 in the UK need, but refuse to seek, support.’

Human connection is a powerful thing and recent events have reminded us all how essential communication is for our mental health. However, studies reveal men are still struggling to reach out when they need help. In her latest Total Contractor column, Jackie Biswell discusses how to protect tradesmen and encourage conversation in the workplace. Read the full article.