Built With: Support
6th April 2016
BW: Workplace Experts, has announced its nominated charity for 2016 as Rethink
Rethink are a charity that provides support and information to thousands of people affected by mental illness, as well as campaigning to change policy and public attitudes.
The construction industry is particularly affected by mental health issues, one person in our sector commits suicide every other day on average. On a wider level, 1 in 4 people are affected by mental illness, and suicide is still the single biggest cause of death for men under 45.
Sadly, there is still some stigma around this health issue and it is therefore not always openly discussed, meaning many suffer in silence and don’t get the help they need. BW will support Rethink for the coming year, directing all its fundraising and awareness events to this very worthwhile cause. Steve Elliott, CEO of BW comments:
“By working with Rethink we hope to raise the issue of mental illness on the agenda for our industry and hope to help alleviate some of the ignorance and stigma around a problem that is so prolific in the construction industry.”
BW look forward to supporting Rethink this year.