Striving to build better mental health & wellbeing on and off site.
Tom Watson MCIOB AssocRICS is a chartered construction professional with a passion for both the industry and people. Having experienced his own mental health challenges, Tom strives to empower the construction industry to lead happier, healthier and build better-connected lives.... both on and off site.
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“Every single working day, two construction workers take their own lives”
‘Construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than a fall from height’The Samaritans
Stress, depression or anxiety accounts for a fifth of all work-related illness and the industry loses around 400,000 working days each year because of them.
'Tom recently visited our site to deliver a presentation to our staff and operatives. There are frequent presentations delivered on site, particularly on the subject of health and safety. Having sat in on many of these with large groups, I can honestly say that I’ve never before seen so much engagement from everyone in the room. This is testament to the extremely powerful and candid nature of the talk delivered my Tom. Through his own personal story and general awareness of the subject, it was clearly hitting the mark with a lot of people. This is a huge issue at the moment and congratulations to Tom for what you’re doing. It’s working, so keep going.'
Tom is a credit to the construction industry. His passion to raise awareness of mental health issues deserves a special mention. I have no doubt he has helped many people with their own personal challenges. He is professional, approachable, friendly and genuinely takes interest in those who reach out to him.
'Recently Tom visited the office and gave a great presentation on the topic. Spreading awareness as well as educating people on the difficulties it can present are vital for Mental health to be taken seriously in the workplace. The team really appreciated his time and story and is always welcome.
Keep spreading the message Tom!'
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