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Orbit Homes places mental health front of mind

Orbit Homes has announced its support of the mental health charity, Mates in Mind, which provides a framework to raise awareness and address the stigma of poor mental health.

The charity provides clear information to UK employers, especially within the construction industry, on available support and guidance on mental health, as well as how they can address and improve this across their organisations.

Group Director of Orbit Homes, Helen Moore, commented: “We are proud to be a supporter of Mates in Mind and demonstrate our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our colleagues. Mental health, particularly within the construction industry, still has a stigma surrounding it, so we want to create an environment in which people can feel comfortable to talk about their wellbeing, seek the help they need if they are struggling and not suffer alone in silence.

“This partnership will give our colleagues access to a variety of support options, as well as a range of awareness and training initiatives so we can take a unified approach to improving the mental health of our workforce at a time when it is more important than ever.”

In addition to becoming a Mates in Mind supporter, Orbit Homes is also working with The Black Country Blokes, a men’s mental health podcast which discusses all issues related to being a man, in today's society. This will include a webinar hosted by The Black Country Blokes for Orbit Homes on Monday 10th May as part of the Mental Health Awareness Week.