Safer Highways announced as supporter of the One Million Lives global mental health campaign

Safer Highways has now been announced as a supporter of the One Million Lives campaign.

One Million Lives campaign, set up to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, provides a free mental health check-in tool that helps users assess their current state of mind and provide supportive suggestions for help and growth. As the title suggests, the aim is to make a difference to more than one million lives across the globe, not just for people working in the highways, transport and infrastructure sector, but to everyone.

The campaign’s vision is to start a movement that equips people with tools to understand and improve their mental health and to create ‘ripple effects’ to encourage friends, family and colleagues to do the same. It wants to encourage open conversations about mental health and to share knowledge on the subject to reduce stigma, creating a legacy-that people are excited and proud to be part of.

The team created a web based check in app in partnership with RediApps, using clinical expertise and the passion of the Jacobs team.

Speaking about the initiative Paul Hendry Vice President HSE at Jacobs said: “One year ago myself, Peta Slocombe and a few colleagues embarked on a project to try and elevate and normalise the conversation around mental health within our occupational and social networks.

“We wanted to break down the barriers that hinder honest conversations about mental health and encourage an open culture of support. Our goal was to really leverage our extensive networks and create a ripple effect across the globe, where over one million people are inspired to complete a mental health check-in to then have honest conversations of their thoughts and feelings.”

At the same time Kevin Robinson, CEO of Safer Highways added: “On the eave of the launch of the second ever Thriving at Work Survey Report into employers capability to demonstrate adequate support within the workplace for mental health it is amazing to be part of One Million Lives.

“For Safer Highways it was the final piece in the jigsaw in that it truly offered a mechanism of self help for individuals who otherwise may be fearful of the stigma of speaking out at a time when they are at their lowest ebb.”

You can download the app by visiting

https://app.oml.world/

To compliment the app a website has been developed with many valuable resources to help you engage with the One Million Lives campaign and to help you in your Mental Health growth.

https://www.oml.world/

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