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Making Time for Movement: Prioritising Mental Health Awareness

If you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness

Tim Jackson, Head of Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Sustainability

In a world that often moves at breakneck speed, it’s easy to overlook the importance of taking moments for movement. At the Danny Sullivan Group, we understand the significance of mental health, not just during Mental Health Awareness Week, but every day.

As a leading supplier of skilled labor in the UK, we recognise that the well-being of our workforce is paramount. That’s why we’re committed to promoting a culture that encourages both physical and mental wellness. This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme, “Moments for Movement,” resonates deeply with us. We believe that taking the time to move your body is not just a necessity but a fun opportunity to connect with yourself and those around you.

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life, but stopping to ask someone how they are can make a world of difference. And more importantly, it’s not about getting a response, but truly listening to what they have to say. If you’re struggling, we want you to know that it’s okay to reach out. Whether it’s to a friend, a family member, or a professional, there is always someone willing to lend an ear and offer support.

“If you don’t make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness,” Tim Jackson, Head of Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Sustainability. That’s why we encourage everyone to prioritise their mental health, not just during this designated week, but as an ongoing commitment to self-care.

At DSG, we’re dedicated to fostering an environment where mental health is valued and supported. Let’s make movement a part of our daily lives, not just for our physical health, but for the well-being of our minds and bodies. Together, we are creating a culture of care and compassion.

Find our helplines here.

Embracing #LittleByLittle for Better Wellbeing

As the Head of Health, Safety, Wellbeing, and Sustainability at DSG, I find it imperative to address the pressing issue of stress, especially during Stress Awareness Month. This year, our focus revolves around the theme #LittleByLittle, emphasising the significance of small steps in managing and alleviating stress.

In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become unavoidable for many. However, by incorporating simple yet effective practices into our daily lives, we can gradually reduce its impact and get back to a healthier mindset.

Here are a few of my top tips to try this month:

At DSG, we are committed to supporting our employees’ mental health and wellbeing. If you or someone you know is struggling with stress, remember that help is always available. Reach out to helplines or seek professional support to navigate through difficult times.

As we observe Stress Awareness Month, let us embrace the #LittleByLittle approach and take proactive steps towards nurturing our mental and emotional wellbeing. Together, we can create a culture of resilience and support, where stress is no longer a barrier but a catalyst for personal growth and transformation.

You can contact our employee assistance programme provider BUPA. Alternatively you can call them on 0800 269 616

Our employee assistance programme (EAP) is there when you need extra support. We’ll help you take care of your mental health and wellbeing, with services like counselling and practical support on money management, landlord disputes and more.

Anything you say is confidential. We won’t share anything, unless we think you or someone else may be at risk or we’re legally obliged to do so.

You, your partner and any dependants over the age of 16 living at home with you can use these services. Under 16s won’t be eligible for counselling, but we’ll be able to talk to you about any possible services you can use to get support.

For immediate support, please visit a helpline. Remember, you are not alone, and help is always within reach.

Tim Jackson, Head of Health, Safety, Wellbeing, and Sustainability.

Shortlisted for Two Construction News Awards 2024

The Danny Sullivan Group is elated to announce a remarkable achievement – being shortlisted for not just one, but two prestigious Construction News Awards for 2024. Our nomination spans across two significant categories: Health, Safety, and Wellbeing Excellence, as well as Diversity and Inclusion Excellence. This recognition reflects our unwavering commitment to excellence in all aspects of our operations.

The Construction News Awards stand as a beacon of excellence within the construction industry. With a legacy spanning 28 years, these awards have become the hallmark of distinction, celebrated by clients and peers alike. Winning a Construction News Award is not merely an acknowledgment; it’s a testament to the highest standards of professionalism and innovation in our field.

As the construction industry evolves, so do the challenges and opportunities it presents. The Construction News Awards serve as a platform to recognise and reward outstanding projects, technical innovations, and forward-thinking companies. It is a celebration of the collective efforts and achievements that drive progress within our sector.

Our nomination in the Health, Safety, and Wellbeing Excellence category underscores our commitment to prioritising the welfare and safety of our workforce. At The Danny Sullivan Group, we believe that a safe and healthy work environment is fundamental to our success. This nomination is a testament to our ongoing efforts to foster a culture of safety and wellbeing, helping to drive learning and best practise across the industry and within our organisation.

Similarly, our nomination in the Diversity and Inclusion Excellence category reflects our dedication to promoting a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable. We firmly believe that diversity is not only a moral imperative but also a strategic advantage. Embracing diversity allows us to tap into a wealth of perspectives, experiences, and talents, driving innovation and enhancing our competitive edge. Did you know we were also the first company to achieve the FIR level 5 accreditation?

The Construction News Awards are distinguished by their rigorous judging process, overseen by an independent panel of over 70 major clients and industry figures. This ensures the integrity and credibility of the awards, making them highly sought after within the industry. We extend our gratitude to Construction News for this incredible recognition and to our clients, partners, and stakeholders for their continued support.

Do you want to work for an award winning company? Find out more about our achievement here. Join #TeamDSG here.