Blog Post

How are you today? Looking after our mental health and wellbeing

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TSA

Posted

01.06.2022

wellbeing

After the stress of the last two years and the on-going pressures on all of us, now seems like a good time to ask, “how are you doing?”. Four simple words, but such an important question to remember to ask your partner, your family, your friends and also your work colleagues.

The statistics around mental health are frightening, and this is particularly true within the construction sector. According to recent research carried out by Mates in Mind and the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), it is estimated that two people working in construction die by suicide every day, over 700 every year. Mental Health and Wellbeing has always been very close to our hearts at TSA and something we were prioritising long before the pandemic.

Making Health and Wellbeing come alive

As part of our commitment to help our members, we are holding a special Health and Wellbeing event day next week (10 June) in York. We are working with Jenny Evans from Rainbow’s End Coaching. She has developed a special day for our members which will really make the subject come alive. We will learn about emotional intelligence and mindfulness and consider the importance of nurturing our relationships, particularly in the light of Covid.

The day will be packed with discussions, activities and exercises designed to support our mental health and that of those around us too, from colleagues to friends and relatives. The intention is to find out what we can do to sustain positive emotions and deal with stress and anxiety too. We will also think about the qualities we need to lead our teams and practise some coaching techniques so we can support each other too.

Still time to book

The day, for TSA members – and their teams – will provide some interesting insight and real benefit to attendees. To book your place at this very special day, please email TSA at office@tsa-uk.org.uk or respond to the members circular that has been sent out.