Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Mental Health Day

Next Wednesday, 10th October, is Mental Health Day. It is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing too!  Tea and a talk is all about making an effort to chat to someone at work or make them a cup of tea.  Just show them that you are there. Also, you can sign up for the CEMEX Mental Health Awareness training.

What are mental health problems?

Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Watch the ‘Mind’ short animation which explains what mental health problems are and how they can affect us all:

So far, over 200 CEMEX employees have attended the Mental Health Awareness training, with another eight courses planned at Rugby between now and March. Please access via this link – password CEMEX. (Please note that there have been a couple of last-minute cancellations for 16th October)

We also have a course planned at Preston Brook on 29th November – see below link (password CEMEX):

This one-day training programme has been developed to assist employees with Line Manager responsibilities, who would like to better support team members’ mental wellbeing in the workplace.

By the end of the training delegates will:

– Be better able to recognise the early signs of distress
– Have a greater understanding of common mental health conditions
– Utilise practical tools beneficial to creating a culture of mental wellbeing
– Gain confidence in approaching employees
– Understand the legal implications of employee mental health
– Learn strategies to support mental wellbeing.

Please ensure key members of your teams attend this valuable training.