Developed with the help of industry stakeholders, HSE has published a work-related Stress Talking Toolkit for the construction sector.

Starting the conversation is an important first step in preventing work-related stress, and the toolkit will help to do that.

This is the first time HSE has produced something specifically for the construction industry on work-related stress. The industry has introduced its own initiatives to help promote positive mental health and support those in need. The new toolkit builds on this work and is a key part of a wider approach to managing mental health on construction sites.

The toolkit is primarily aimed at small and medium sized businesses with a regular workforce (employed and contracted) who wish to be proactive in addressing this issue. However, it is a flexible tool that can be used across the whole industry. Download the Talking Toolkit and find out more about work-related stress at