Scheme launches new e-learning on mental health awareness

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is delighted to launch a new e-learning course on the Best Practice Hub, available to all registered Hub users.

These courses are designed to help sites, companies and suppliers of all sizes to improve their Scheme knowledge and meet the expectations of the Code of Considerate Practice.

Following the positive reception to the ‘Spotlight on… mental health’ campaign in 2015, the Scheme has developed a new topic-based e-learning course on this very pressing issue.

The Scheme’s survey in 2015 found that 63% of respondents felt unable to speak to anyone about mental health issues. The stigma around mental health makes it hard for people to discuss their problems, which can be an isolating experience.

1 in 4 people in the UK will suffer from mental ill health, so we need to ensure everyone in the industry understands the importance of this issue, and what they could do to help someone in trouble.

Mental health continues to be a major concern for the construction industry, with organisations like Mates in Mind currently aiming to raise awareness and understanding of the issue.

‘Mental health awareness’ is the eighth of the Scheme’s free e-learning courses. Upon successful completion of each course, a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate is available to print out.

The Scheme’s e-learning has proved immensely popular since its launch last year. So far over 10,000 courses have been taken, and a recent Hub survey found that 100% of respondents found e-learning courses useful.

The latest addition to the e-learning courses aims to promote understanding about mental health and tackle the stigma by assembling information and guidance on the issue.

Previous e-learning courses
  • Introduction to the Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • Care about Appearance
  • Respect the Community
  • Protect the Environment
  • Secure everyone’s Safety
  • Value their Workforce
  • Vulnerable road users

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