Dyer & Butler, a multi-disciplined engineering services specialist focused on essential infrastructure including airports, railways and highways, and part of M Group Services, has marked World Mental Health Day by encouraging its people to talk openly about mental health issues.
World Mental Health Day is held on October 10 each year, not only to raise awareness of mental health issues but also to mobilise efforts in support of mental health. Set up in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health, WMHD marks each year with a different theme and this year’s is suicide prevention.
In support of this year’s World Mental Health Awareness Day, Dyer & Butler Aviation SHEQ Advisor Kevin Harding delivered a bespoke mental health awareness training course to senior managers from the Dyer & Butler Rail Division. Kevin has undertaken a considerable amount of time researching the subject matter and putting together the training course which was very well received by all attendees.
Kevin comments: “The Department of Health estimates that one in four of us will experience mental ill health at some point in our lives. In support of World Mental Health Awareness Day, we took the opportunity to remind our people that, should the need arise, they may contact any one of our trained Mental Health First Aiders or contact our Employee Assistance Programme for confidential advice and support.”