Safer Highways has launched its second annual Thriving at Work survey into the standards of provision around workplace mental health.
The organisation, also known for its SH L!ve conference and exhibition and Mental Health Summit, last year sampled the 100 biggest organisations who work, not only on the strategic road network, but also who serve to maintain local roads, to assess the sector’s progress against a government report – published in 2017.
This year, says Safer Highways, ‘we have widened our ambitions.’ “As time moves on and standards improve we also recognise the need to take the survey further and indeed to benchmark ourselves against other sectors. That is why this year’s survey will do exactly that,” it adds.
Sponsored by Morgan Sindall Infrastructure , Safer Highways has now been able to develop a new tool so that it is able to not only vertically cross-slice the highways sector but also horizontally make a base line comparison between highways and other sectors which include aviation, rail, maritime, utilities, construction, fleet and logistics and indeed extend its reach into the pharmaceutical and secondary education sectors with the ‘ambitious goal’ of being to effectively be able to benchmark the entire UK plc over the coming years.
“We realise that this will not be easy and indeed are grateful for the support we have already received from the above sectors. One of the key things we, as a collective, wanted to achieve from this years survey was an instant improvement plan for all organisations taking part. This has been developed in collaboration with our partners at Mind and, we hope, will provide an opportunity for organisations to begin the process of effecting real change around mental health instantaneously and not months down the line,” says Safer Highways.
Safer Highways is urging those completing the survey to be as ‘candid’ as possible so it can produce a true, reflective picture around mental health across the whole of the infrastructure industry and not just in the highways sector alone.
“We hope, in some way, that this will contribute to a continuous improvement in not only awareness but also organisations approach to workplace mental health. Please, we ask passionately, can you complete the survey and indeed join us for the launch of the results which will be presented on 2nd December Together we can make a difference, increase education and support our people,” says the organisation.
Please click on the Link here and complete the survey