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CITB NI ANNOUNCE HEALTH AND WELLBEING SUPPORT FOR THE NI CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

CITB NI, the Industry Training Board for the construction industry, has announced a partnership with mental health and wellbeing charity Inspire. The partnership will provide a range of support services for registered employers and staff throughout the Covid-19 crisis. These include a confidential telephone support helpline and a range of mental health and support webinars.

A free, confidential telephone service staffed by the Inspire specially trained support team is fully independent and available 24/7. The team can provide, if required, access to a network of accredited and highly experienced counsellors. The contact number is 0808 189 5052 or e-mail workandstudy@inspirewellbeing.org
From 8th May - 31st May, registered employers can sign up to a range of free online mental health and support seminars. These include:

  • Managing your time effectively when working from home
  • Unlock greater team resourcefulness from a distance
  • Resilience and wellbeing in uncertain times
  • Get the best out of your virtual team (aimed at people managers)
  • Stress and anxiety
The courses have a limited number of participants and booking is advisable by contacting gayle.beckett@citbni.org.uk
Barry Neilson, CITB NI Chief Executive said:

“CITB NI is very aware of the difficulties, challenges and impact that the Covid-19 crisis is having on the construction industry.  During this time, it is essential that we guide, support and help the industry. It is especially important that, where we can, offer support around mental health and wellbeing. Having worked with Inspire on a range of projects prior to the crisis, we knew that they would be the perfect partner to help us provide the necessary support and services. We urge anyone who feels overwhelmed to please use the confidential telephone service. There is someone available who will listen to and offer support, guidance and a fresh outlook. We would also encourage employers to consider the wide range of webinar support available as these will be invaluable in the months ahead.”

Group Director of Inspire Professional Services, John Conaghan added:
 “ We’re delighted to be able to work with CITB NI in providing mental health and wellbeing support to thousands of people across the Northern Ireland construction sector. For anyone struggling, feeling overwhelmed, or simply in need of someone to talk to, now more than ever, we’re here for you.”
 
For further details on CITB NI visit www.citbni.org.uk or follow CITB NI on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIN.

Download details of the webinars
Download details of the support telephone line