B&CE’s Charitable Trust has awarded the 2018 B&CE Mowlem Award to Mates in Mind – a mental health charity whose aim is to help address the stigma of poor mental health across the construction industry.
Mates in Mind is a mental health charity whose aim is to help address the stigma of poor mental health across the construction industry. They work in partnership with leading charities and organisations including Mind and The Samaritans, to help and improve positive mental wellbeing in the construction industry.
The £20,000 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.
Raising awareness about mental ill health in the construction industry
“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.” Nicola Sinclair, B&CE Charitable Trust Manager
Building understanding, knowledge and confidence amongst all workers
“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.” Joscelyne Shaw, Executive Director for Mates in Mind
B&CE’s Charitable Trust was set up in 1991 to give back to the community – to date, it’s given out over £3 million, providing financial help for people in need.
The B&CE Mowlem Award was launched in 2015, furthering the work of the now ceased RI Beck Trust, a charity set up in 1983 by construction company Mowlem. Take a look at the story of last year’s Mowlem Award winner, St-Eds.
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