In his role as Head of Operations, Darius has gained invaluable insights into the mental health struggles that many individuals within the construction industry face. Through his daily interactions with the workforce, he has witnessed firsthand the unique pressures and demands placed on those working in this field.
We have been lucky enough to speak to Darius about his thoughts on mental health within the construction industry. Take a look at what he has to say.
What is your job role?
I am the Head of Operations.
How long have you been working in the industry?
I’ve worked in the industry for over 18 years.
How would you like to see things change in the industry to raise more awareness for those struggling with their mental health?
It would be good to see some dedicated charities that all people in the construction industry should be made aware of and be able to use. Maybe upon inductions mental health should be talked about as a separate subject and we could put some posters in canteens regarding mental health.
Why do you think this campaign is so important?
It’s clear that many people are struggling with mental health issues, so doing something like this campaign is a step in the right direction.
Darius’s leadership position has allowed him to recognise the importance of addressing mental health within the industry. With this campaign, our objective is to address mental health in the industry by distributing our physical signs to construction sites nationwide. Strategically placing them in canteens and welfare units. Our aim, echoing Darius’s sentiment, is to encourage conversations and engagement among the site’s workers.
For an exploration of Darius’s video, visit our social media platforms, Instagram and LinkedIn. As we continue to drive forward with our ‘Spot the Signs’ campaign, stay tuned for more video testimonials. These testimonials will feature individuals sharing their deeply personal experiences on this pivotal topic in hopes that others will feel that they can openly share any problems they may be facing.