Safer Highways Launches 2020 Mental Health Survey
Today marks another landmark occasion on the journey Safer Highways has travelled with the launch of its second annual ‘Thriving at Work’ Survey into the standards of provision around workplace mental health.
Last year they sampled the 100 biggest organisations who work, not only on the strategic road network, but also who serve to maintain our local roads to establish where we, as a sector, sit against the government report – published in 2017.
This year they have widened their ambitions.
As time moves on and standards improve they also recognise the need to take the survey further and indeed to benchmark the Highways sector against other sectors.
That is why this year’s survey will do exactly that.
Kindly Sponsored by Morgan Sindall Infrastructure they have now been able to develop a new tool they are now 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 their reach into the pharmaceutical and secondary education sectors with the ambitious goal being to effectively be able to benchmark the entire UK plc over the coming years, all from their tiny acorns in just one sector.
They realise that this will not be easy and indeed are grateful for the support they have already received from the above sectors.
One of the key things they, 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 their partners at Mind and, they 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.
What this effectively means is that within seconds of completing the survey and adding your contact details you will be emailed a comprehensive report which can be presented right unto board level as to how you, as an organisation can effect real organisational change.
However, this payoff comes with a price to you – their contractors, partners and clients.
They ask that you are please as candid as you can possibly be so that they can produce a true, reflective picture around mental health across the whole of the infrastructure sector and not just in the “Highways Bubble.”
They 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, they ask passionately, can you complete the survey and indeed join them for the launch of the results which will be presented on 2nd December.
Together we can make a difference, increase education and support people. Please Click on the Link here and complete the survey.