You Matter. We Care
Jenni, our Office Manager, holds a degree in psychology and social policy. On joining QMS in 2017, she was shocked to discover the prejudices surrounding mental health in construction which causes much suffering and can lead to suicide.
She brought her research to the business owners who invested in a course on how to become Mental Health First Aider. Lead by Jenni and supported by the trained Site Managers, any employee can be open and discuss their concerns in a supportive and non-judgemental environment.
QMS has fostered a top-down culture of openness about mental health. As an organisation we are committed to changing the “man-up” culture within the industry. The business has also implemented a Mental Health Policy and hold regular toolbox talks.
We don’t just talk about positive mental health – we practice it daily. Team members can ask to have a chat whether their worries are due to mental health or they need support and advice on issues ranging from housing, financial advice, benefits and family problems.
The company actively seeks feedback to monitor progress and evaluate how people feel. We have seen more colleagues come forward for help so believe that we are making a difference.
QMS recognises that needing support for a mental health condition is just as normalised as needing support for a physical condition and will do all it can to support our colleagues.
We were very proud to be awarded the Wellbeing Initiative of the Year sponsored by Jointline alongside WJ Group and Wilson & Scott (Highways) Ltd at the 2019 RSMA Award ceremony.
Receive the latest about our news and products via email by signing up below.