Graham trains 80 employees for Mental Health First Aider team

80 Graham staff trained to take up roles as Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA)...

Graham’s Mental Health First Aider initiative aims to remove the stigma around mental health issues and replaces it with solutions and support.

Graham has trained over 80 additional staff members to take up the role as Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) across the business in a move that will guide and support staff and subcontractors through one of the most challenging economic periods in our modern history.

The campaign will be supported by Graham’s new online Wellbeing Hub, which acts as a point of reference for any employee who needs support and guidance along with regular ‘toolbox talks’ that address mental health and wellbeing topics.

Speaking about the initiative, Michael Smyth, HR Director, Graham, said, “Construction has always been considered a macho industry where employees haven’t previously felt comfortable speaking up if they are suffering with their mental health.

“We feel it is our duty as an employer to act as a figurehead and lead the way when it comes to addressing sensitive issues and that’s exactly what we have chosen to do by pioneering a programme and environment that removes the stigma around mental health issues and replaces it with solutions and support.”