No more 'man up': the push for better mental health at Hinkley C

The construction industry has a problem with mental illness, but its culture may be starting to change

Angie Young, the health and wellbeing manger at the Hinkley Point C (HPC) site, does not hesitate when asked what the main cause of mental health issues there is. “It’s loneliness. You’re living away from home, living without your family. Loneliness is the big thing.”

But a major complicating factor is that tough men who build stuff are not always great at talking about feelings. “Our guys are construction guys – they are macho. The average age is 45-55. They haven’t got someone nagging them to go and see someone. We’re trying to address that.”

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Source: The Guardian
No more 'man up': the push for better mental health at Hinkley C