Hats off to mental health campaign

454 hard hats laid out at the Leeds College of Building to represent the number of construction workers who commit suicide every year. April 30 2021.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week in May, Ironmongery Direct raised awareness of suicide in the construction and trades industry, in partnership with Mind. 

As part of the campaign, it created an exhibition to show the scale of mental health problems in the industry, by laying out 454 hard hats on location at Leeds College of Building, with each hat representing a tradesperson who took their own life. 

IronmongeryDirect has also been recognised for the second year running as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ 2021 by Great Place to Work®. 

The Best Workplaces™ Award recognises companies that promote a healthy workplace culture through management credibility, respect, fairness, trust, pride and camaraderie. The Great Place to Work® institute assesses this using an anonymous employee survey to gauge levels of trust in the company and their colleagues. A further assessment evaluates the organisation’s HR and leadership practices, policies and culture. Of the 183 companies shortlisted, Ironmongery Direct ranked 58th in the medium-size category, moving up in the rankings from last year’s result. 

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