The Wellbeing in Construction Summit was launched in 2018 to support the industry's much needed awareness to the health and wellbeing of its construction workforce, to move away from the stereotype of the macho construction workers and to recognise that mental health is just as important as health and safety within this sector. The construction industry has the highest suicide rate over any other profession, with the national statistics showing a shocking 1,419 suicides which took place between 2011 and 2015.
This one day thought-provoking conference provides a platform for business leaders, HR and wellbeing professionals to come together to learn, network and share the necessary strategies on tackling suicide prevention and ways to improve physical wellbeing, personal and mental ill-health within the workplace and amongst their construction employees.
'Employees are the most important asset of every company'
The summit will highlight the importance of investing in your employee’s wellbeing and the benefits in doing so. Discover first-hand techniques on how to implement the right strategies in order to reduce mental ill-health, staff absence, turnover and management intervention, boost productivity, morale and retention and increase profits and the effectiveness of your business.
Value your workforce and join other like-minded construction organisations at the 2019 summit. Learn from the industry’s leading speakers who will share their knowledge and experiences through a variety of seminars, best practice case studies and the opportunity to participate in live wellbeing experiences. Leave with a clear understanding of the key business benefits (financial and people) and the right knowledge required to implement and strengthen a wellbeing strategy right away into your own infrastructure.
The importance of employee wellbeing has never been greater; the latest ONS report has highlighted construction workers as having poor metal health and wellbeing showing the staggering figures of 1,419 suicides that took place within the construction and building trades between 2011 and 2015. It’s also estimated that work-related stress, anxiety and depression cost the industry 400,000 work days a year.
The construction industry is now beginning to place the same level of importance on employee wellbeing as they do on safety and are now actively developing wellbeing strategies within their organisations.
It’s time to act, book your place at the Wellbeing in Construction Summit and in just one day you can learn how you can develop and improve your wellbeing strategy.
• Offer a dedicated focus on employee wellbeing within the construction industry
• Provide an insight of wellbeing and the key components that make up employee wellbeing (mental and physical)
• Explore the business benefits of good employee wellbeing
• Discuss the role of leadership in embedding a wellbeing culture
• Focus on wellbeing strategies
• Provide case studies to learn from
• Offer practical example