UK construction workplace poverty: the impact of financial and job insecurity on mental health

van Someren, K. (2022) UK construction workplace poverty: the impact of financial and job insecurity on mental health. [Report]


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The aim of this study was to explore resilience and wellbeing in the UK construction sector, specifically looking at mental health in construction and how this is affected by financial wellbeing and job security. Mental health is of paramount importance; it impacts on how we feel, think, and behave each day. Mental health contributes to decision making and problem solving, and therefore impacts professionally and can have profound effects on the individual, family, friends and work. The UK construction sector is cognisant of the need for mental health awareness and systemic change. Organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Building, Construction Industry Training Board, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Mates in Mind and other charities are all seeking ways to reduce the shame and silence around topics surrounding mental ill health. The UK construction sector needs to grow and sustain a workforce that is fit for purpose with a focus on mental health and inclusivity as ways to attract and retain talent, especially across diversity boundaries.

Item Type: Report
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Keywords: UK construction, Workplace poverty, Finance and job insecurity, Mental health, Harold Samuel Research Prize HSRP
Divisions: School of the Built Environment > Research
Depositing User: Prof Angela Lee
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2023 10:45
Last Modified: 12 May 2023 10:59

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