Construction & Mental Health
You are listening to excerpts of conversations that Alright Mate? has recorded with people in the construction industry about mental health. Some of these excerpts offer advice, others reveal stories and some acknowledge difficulties in the industry. We hope this may uncover just how normal it can be to discuss mental health in the industry, as well as offer pieces of wisdom from those who've spent time in industry. If you or someone you know needs support, we have compiled list of available services here.
1 | Intro.
This introductory track will give a flavour of the kind of themes that you can hear about.
00:00 Quality Assurance Manager | 00:40 Carpenter | 02:00 Trainee Site Manager
2 | Stories.
Hear the stories of others in the industry dealing with their own mental health difficulties.
00:00 Crane Slinger | 03:00 Project Manager | 05:55 Skills trainer | 07:40 Quality Assurance Manager | 11:25 Project Manager | 13:00 Crane Slinger | 15:00 Skills Trainer | 17:26 Quality Assurance Manager | 19:55 Project Manager
3 | Pressure.
Pressure is the cause of so many mental health problems.
00:00 Training Coordinator | 00:57 Carpenter | 01:55 Crane Slinger | 06:28 Training Coordinator | 08:34 Crane Slinger
4 | Understanding others.
What happens when people around you are difficult to deal with?
00:00 Labourer | 00:16 Quality Assurance Manager | 01:20 Graduate Site Manager| 02:40 Trainee Site Manager | 03:00 Labourer | 06:20 Quality Assurance Manager | 06:45 Trainee Site Manager | 07:25 Graduate Site Manager | 08:32 Carpenter | 10:10 Project Manager
5 | Ego and culture.
Some stories about when big egos go unchecked.
00:00 Training Coordinator | 01:56 Carpenter | 03:36 Training Coordinator | 06:29 Woodworker
6 | Generational change.
How are attitudes shifting across generations?
00:00 Trainee Site Manager | 00:20 Quality Assurance Manager | 02:16 Training Coordinator | 04:45 Construction Student | 07:41 Project Manager | 08:26 Carpenter | 09:02 Construction Student
7 | Advice.
What have others in the industry learnt about looking after mental health?
00:00 Graduate Site Manager | 02:10 Skills Trainer | 03:07 Labourer | 04:25 Graduate Site Manager | 05:20 Carpenter | 06:33 Crane Slinger | 08:15 Quality Assurance Manager
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