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The Peer Support Programme.
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Construction can be a rewarding industry to work in, however tight contracts, long hours, time away from loved-ones and financial issues can have an adverse effect on wellbeing. Statistics show that men working in construction are three times more likely to die by suicide than the male national average. Talking about difficulties and adverse life events at an early stage can ensure that poor mental health does not escalate.
Proudly Working Alongside...
I am passionate about working with our partnership organisations to build a culture of trust, with wellbeing and safety at the forefront. Talk To a Peer will support your business at all stages of it’s peer support journey and beyond if needed!
Peer Support Lead
Why Peer Support?
The importance of wellbeing and it’s impact on safety is clearly evidenced aviation. Peer support programmes have been in existence for many years producing notable success in addressing:
Daily life problems e.g, bereavement, relationships, financial.
Post incident trauma
Substance and alcohol abuse
Performance related issues
of construction professionals work for organisations with no policies on mental health in the workplace
of employees in the construction sector have taken time off work owing to unmanageable stress
of workers in the industry believe there is a stigma surrounding mental health which stops them from talking about it
The Three Pillars of Peer Support
Treat every organisation as a partner
We know that every operation is different, and we pride ourselves at being the most flexible peer support provider in the UK. This flexibility allows us to operate in multiple industries, gaining an understanding of the complexities of each and providing a bespoke solution to suit the uniqueness of each organisation.
Whatever your business the support we provide is directly from your industry, allowing for internal resilience building throughout that sector.
A ‘whole programme’ approach
The aim is to get the best help possible in the quickest time frame. Nearly 90% of all requests for support to Talk to a Peer can be resolved by a listening ear that understands the industry and the lifestyle it creates. When additional expert help is required we have a world leading team of Health Professionals who can be called upon, often in conjunction with existing EAP’s. Our holistic model ensures that Peer support volunteers are looked after, mitigating the risks of secondary trauma and our training packages support a whole organisation approach, promoting a healthy and productive workplace.
A peer support programme you can trust
A wealth of experience and support networks
If you are not yet part of Talk to a Peer and would like to find out more about joining our collaborative partnership.