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Carmichael UK win the Mates in Mind ‘Highly Commended’ Award 2020

Ellena Tangi

May 21, 2020

We are delighted to announce that CarmichaelUK has won the Highly Commended Award at this years Mates In Mind Impact Awards.

The Awards aim to celebrate MIM Supporters contributions to improving mental health within their workplaces and across the wider sector. They highlight the impact of both large and SME organisations across the UK, as well as acknowledging individuals who have championed the development of mentally healthy workforces.

Mates in Mind Managing Director, James Rudoni said “As a charity, Mates in Mind works to address the stigma of poor mental health and promote positive mental wellbeing across workplaces. We understand that employers need clarity and guidance to tackle this complex and challenging issue with confidence and have been delighted to see the number of business working hard to look after their people. The Impact Awards recognise those that have made outstanding achievements in not only building awareness and understanding of mental health in their workplaces but have truly helped to forge a positive culture.

This year our panel of independent adjudicators noted that the winning submissions clearly demonstrate an inspiring level of dedication and commitment to investing in their people, helping to driving meaningful change across the industry.”

CarmichaelUK are immensely proud to receive an award of this nature, as we currently acknowledge and support Mental Health Awareness Week. We are fully focused and committed to promoting the cause and believe that being totally accessible to our candidates and employees is of great importance.

Over the past year, CarmichaelUK have provided Mental Health First Aid training for 17 internal staff members and 11 on-site candidates who are dedicated to helping us address mental health on site and in the construction and engineering industry.

The two-day course qualified the attendees as Mental Health First Aiders, equipping them with the knowledge and understanding to confidently spot the signs/triggers and offer support and reassurance of somebody who may be experiencing mental health problems. Our mental health first aiders are available to all employees and working candidates should they ever require assistance.

CarmichaelUK is proud to be a part of the construction industry and look forward to continuing to support our clients and candidates with innovative and caring staffing solutions. Our company ethos of “placing people first” is at the forefront of everything we do, we understand that we have a duty of care for our candidates and work hard to fulfil this.