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18th April 2019

Training up our mental health first aiders

A team of senior Lucas managers has completed a two-day training course with Mental Health First Aid England to become qualified first aiders with skills to spot the signs of mental health issues among colleagues in the workplace and provide effective further support.

The initiative is part of Lucas’s continuing mental health awareness campaign and our support for the construction industry’s own “Building Mental Health” initiative.

Eventually some 20 senior Lucas managers will complete the MHFA England course.

We encourage an open and collaborative attitude towards mental health wellbeing in the workplace with our Executive Chairman and Managing Director Danny Lucas talking about his own experiences in his online blog.

This positive attitude helps us care for ourselves and our colleagues out on site by reducing the stigma and discrimination so often attached to the subject, and breaks down barriers to the support that people may need to stay well, recover, or manage their symptoms.