Most construction and building companies are under immense pressure to complete projects despite the shortage of staff, materials, and the feigned support from the government. While constantly confronted with uncertainties thanks to the pandemic, things have been only getting worse for the construction workforce over the last 2 years. This has undoubtedly taken a toll on the people who are at the front end of the workforce – the construction workers.
Studies conducted by RMIT University and Queensland-based MATES stated that most of the workers, mostly comprising of men, are dealing with mental health issues and suicidal tendencies.
But there isn’t an easy solution to fix this.
Albeit the noise around seeking help for mental health is more apparent now than before, it’s not easy and accessible for this specific working cohort. Bearing in mind that these workers don’t have a fixed workplace and their tasks are quite dynamic, there isn’t a wellness program in place to give them the necessary support. The perils of the pandemic on the construction workforce have put these workers in a spiral.
But on the bright side, some firms are taking matters into their own hands and focusing on the wellness of their workers. To know more about this, check out the link below: