The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has launched a new massive open online course, entitled ‘Mental Health in Construction’, which will begin on the 12 October 2020.Â
The CIOB has done extensive work on mental health in the construction sector, including recently publishing a report, Understanding Mental Health in the Built Environment, and working with organisations such as the Alzheimer’s Society to raise awareness and launch continued professional development (CPD) courses, such as its Dementia Awareness course.
A massive open online course encourages discourse from participants across the globe.Â
The course covers signs and symptoms of poor mental health and how to manage one’s own mental wellbeing as well as that of colleagues.Â
Experts will explore how to change construction’s culture to end the stigma around mental health.Â
This course would be of value to anyone involved in the construction industry and the built environment with an interest in improving the industry’s record on mental health.
To register for the course, click here.Â
Past CIOB President Professor Charles Egbu commented:â€¯"This course is a positive and welcome step in building the tools we need, both as individuals and as organisations, to start working toward a brighter future and better mental health, in work and in life. The entire construction industry needs to continuously work on the structure and environment that negatively impact workers’ mental health – no one person can solve this on their own."Â
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