We can all get stressed out at work but at what point does this become a problem?
The many varied roles and disciplines involved in our industry are perhaps conducive to stress. And this isn’t surprising when you think about the importance of meetings budgets and schedules; the responsibility for the safety of thousands of people; the pressure to keep the lights on and the water running; coping with extreme weather events; irregular work hours; extended periods away from home in different cultures and climates.
In the March issue of IWP&DC we are asking if the mental well-being of workers is a concern for our industry? In recent years large steps have been made TOWARDS improving the health and safety of projects, but are we doing the same for mental health?
We’d like to hear your thoughts with the view to them being published. Feel free to share your personal experiences or reflections. We want you to tell us if you have been affected by stress in the workplace. How have you coped? How has your company helped? Do you know who to turn to if you ever have a problem in the future? Have attitudes changed towards mental well-being? Or do we still need to talk more about it? Is more training and investment required? Or do you not really think it is a problem?
If you’d like to take part please email [email protected] with any of your thoughts on the subject. They can be anonymous or if preferred please supply your name, job title and contact details. Your reply can be as lengthy as required or in the region of 300-500 words.
We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience by 11th February.