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FIS in collaboration with Digital College is proud to be running the #iBuildersBrew Mental Health campaign. It is a visual campaign that is image led and will be run on social media, on the Instagram and Twitter platforms for a period of four weeks starting on 12 September and finishing on 10 October 2018.

The campaign is designed to get the construction industry, it’s supply chain and all of the public engaged to raise awareness about mental health issues that could affect anybody.  The concept of the #BuildersBrew is to talk about mental health over a mug of tea/coffee and in doing so asking people to send a photo of themselves with their #BuildersBrew mug to visually show their support for mental health.

To support and raise awareness of such an important subject area we have teamed up with Digital College and UK Construction Week to offer you the opportunity to book in for a free mental health course;  An Awareness of Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace. This will take place at a breakfast briefing from 9:00 – 10:00 at UK Construction Week exhibition at the NEC on 10 October, which is also World Mental Health Day.  Breakfast will be provided with a builders brew and you will receive your course certificate later in the morning.

The course is designed to provide an introduction to Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace. As well as explaining what is meant by the terms “Mental Health” and “Wellbeing”, the course aims to raise awareness of common mental health issues and provides suggestions of what to do if/when working life is affected by a manageable mental health condition, such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression.

Register in advance to book your free course place by emailing yasminkauser@thefis.org

Oscar, our Social Media & Content Excecutives favourite DragonBall Z mug

Objectives of #BuildersBrew Mental Health campaign:

  1. Raise awareness of Mental Health issues:
  2. Help people to understand more about Mental Health:
  3. Make talking about Mental Health a comfortable experience:
  4. Drive engagement visually so they can see Mental Health affects everybody at some point in their life
  5. Share positive practical steps to prevent Mental Health deterioration (Prevention)

We encourage you to join us in starting the conversation about mental health in construction by showing us your #BuildersBrew mugs on social media using the hashtag.