With one in four individuals likely to experience mental health problems each year, at Careys Building & Civil Engineering we strive to mitigate this and provide an open, supportive forum for employees to voice their concerns and support positive improvement.

One such initiative that we have taken is to work with Pieta House, a non-profit organisation providing a specialised treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming.

Working with Pieta House we aim to provide a support network for anyone who may be suffering from mental health issues

Nicholas Burke, Regional Safety Manager, Careys Building & Civil Engineering

In 2006, Pieta House opened its doors in Lucan, County Dublin and have since helped over 30,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, establishing twelve subsequent centres across Ireland. From humble beginnings, Pieta House has grown to almost 270 therapists and administration staff. All the services offered at Pieta House are free of charge and staff are fully qualified providing a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, to those who have attempted suicide and for people who are engaging in self-harm.

“We realise that mental health is an issue, particularly in the construction industry” says Nicolas Burke, Regional Safety Manager at Careys Building & Civil Engineering. “By working with Pieta House we aim to provide a support network for anyone who may be suffering from mental health issues.  However, it is also extremely important to get the message to our sites that support is available and not to suffer in silence.  This is why we have already delivered two workshops with Pieta House at our site at Grosemount Windfarm with a series of talks at our other sites in planning, as we strive to prove a support network for mental health across Careys Building & Civil Engineering.”

For further information on Pieta House, please visit their website: https://www.pieta.ie/

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