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ABM UK recently introduced an innovative mental health first aid training programme for its front line staff. Here, Chris Townsend, Senior HR Director at ABM UK explains why the rest of the FM industry needs to follow suit The pandemic ...

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ABM invests in mental health first aid programme

Integrated facilities solutions provider, ABM, has introduced a mental health first aid training programme across its aviation and business and industry divisions. The investment is one of the “first of its kind in the industry” and has been created in ...

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454 hard hats represent the number of suicides in UK construction each year 

A total of 454 hard hats have been laid out at the Leeds College of Building to represent the number of construction workers who die from suicide each year, as new research finds that almost half (49 per cent) of ...

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Edwin James Group introduces mental health first aiders

The facilities engineering and technical services company is supporting staff wellbeing with the introduction of mental health first aiders. Ten people from across the Edwin James Group have been specially trained, taking part in an intensive two-day course with St ...

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Security staff offered support for Mental Health Awareness Week

Security specialist, GMS Group, is offering its 500 staff extra support to tackle the “hidden” challenges around mental health following the Covid-19 pandemic, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May 2021). Working with West Bromwich-based charity Kaleidoscope Plus ...

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Aramark introduces mental health champions

Foodservice and workplace solutions provider, Aramark Northern Europe, is introducing Mental Health Champions who will support the entire UK, Ireland, and Global Offshore business under the Aramark Northern Europe structure. Following on from Aramark’s annual mental health campaign, TAKE15, employees ...

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Eurest and 14forty working in partnership with Mental Health UK

Workplace caterer Eurest and facilities management service provider, 14forty, have partnered with charity Mental Health UK in a new UK-wide campaign to emphasise the benefits of taking regular breaks at work. The partnership will see Eurest and 14forty’s employees and ...

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Parr FM makes a splash for mental health charities

Parr Group and Parr FM have surpassed their fundraising goal to raise over £22k for leading Northern Ireland mental health charities AWARE and Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues (TAMHI). After raising a staggering £10,000 on their first day of ...

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Engineering sector reports increase in mental health awareness

The vast majority of large electrotechnical and engineering services businesses now train staff as Mental Health First Aiders, according to a survey commissioned by engineering services trade body ECA. Twenty four of the largest ECA Members, with a combined turnover of ...

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Counselling sessions help to improve Sodexo healthcare employees’ mental health

More than 330 on-site counselling sessions have helped to improve Sodexo healthcare employees’ psychological and emotional health. Launched in June, the service was designed to help frontline keyworkers, supervisory and management employees deal with the pressures of working through the ...

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