An Introduction to Mental Health in Construction

Male site workers in construction are three times more likely to commit suicide than the average UK male. This shocking mental health statistic is a vivid reminder of the difficulties faced by many working in the construction industry every day.

BSG’s free course, ‘An Introduction to Mental Health in Construction’ aims to spread awareness of mental ill-health in the construction sector and break the stigma surrounding it. A maximum of two delegates per organisation can attend.

What you will learn

This is an introductory three hour seminar to raise awareness of mental health. It is designed to give:

  • An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • A basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • Confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue
  • Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

Course Structure

  • What is mental health?
  • Factors which affect mental health
  • Stigma
  • Stress and stress management
  • Spotting signs of distress
  • Mental health conditions: Stress, depression and anxiety disorders
  • Starting a supportive conversation
  • Supporting mental health in the workplace
  • HSE Stress Management Standards


Friday 31st May 2019
First seminar: 9:30 – 12:30
Second seminar: 13:00 – 16:00


BSG South West Training Centre – 5 Pinkers Court, Briarlands Office Park, Bristol BS35 3QH

How to book

Book your place by calling our training services team and confirm whether you would like to attend the morning or afternoon seminar: Tel: 0300 304 9080 Email:

Supported by:

Developing Health Independence, South Gloucestershire Drug and Alcohol Service, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Partnership Trust and Southern Brooks (Emotional Health and Wellbeing).