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Mental health and the construction industry

CIS In brief 05/2017

NBS, 2017
Mental health and the construction industry

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CIS In brief

Abstract

In a 2014 report, the NHS reported that one in six UK adults suffers from a “common mental disorder” (CMD). Along with other common mental health issues, CMDs include marked stress, depression or anxiety that interferes with daily functioning but doesn’t affect cognition or insight. Left untreated, CMDs can lead to long-term physical, social and occupational disability, and even premature mortality. When it comes to work-related mental illness, it is stress, anxiety and depression that form a CMD trifecta – affecting work performance and resulting in millions of man-hours lost per year.

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Sharman, J.

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NBS are committed to offering distinctive, innovative specification and information solutions to construction industry professionals and are proud to be leading the construction industry in its digital evolution. Their roots lie in the UK's National Building Specification and for nearly 50 years has been helping the construction industry build better and with lower risk. Their future lies in cloud-based technologies and connected data, as they fast become the information marketplace for the global construction industry.


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