Colemans is proud to be a Silver Supporter of DEMOLISTEN, the mental health charity for the demolition industry from Demolition Hub and Mates In Mind.
DEMOLISTEN was founded by Ben Chambers, publisher of Demolition Hub magazine, to support those working demolition, in light of the prevalence of mental health issues in the industry, including suicide.
It continues the good work done by Mates in Mind, which raises awareness and addresses the stigma of poor mental health predominantly in the construction industry. DEMOLISTEN’s role is to help Mates in Mind reach those in demolition.
A major study of mental health amongst self-employed construction workers and those working in small firms by Mates in Mind in 2022 showed that two people working in construction in the UK die by suicide every working day (over 700 per year) and 48% have taken time off work due to unmanageable stress.
Mark Coleman, CEO of Colemans, said: “We’ve always had a strong focus on wellbeing and we believe in putting the wellbeing of our people first, whether that means developing safer methods of demolition or taking steps to support mental health.
“We’re proud to be able to support such a fantastic initiative which is helping to make a real difference for those working in demolition and look forward to working closely with Ben over the next 12 months and beyond.”