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FPS Announces ‘Mates in Mind’ as Charity Partner 2020

With occupational health and wellbeing more important than ever, the Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) is pleased to announce that it has chosen ‘Mates in Mind’ as its Charity Partner for 2020.

Mates in Mind is a leading UK charity that is changing the conversation around mental health at work. It does this by providing employers the skills, clarity and confidence to raise awareness, whilst also improving understanding and addressing the stigma around mental health in the workplace. Working alongside its partners, such as the FPS, sector leaders and the growing community of Supporters, its work is delivering effective change across construction and related industries.

As an industry trade association, the FPS takes the issues of health, safety and wellbeing extremely seriously and acknowledges it is incumbent upon it to address them through the lobbying for legislative change and the running of its own campaigns and initiatives. The move by the FPS to work with Mates in Minds as a charity partner for 2020 is an integral part of this activity, with its focus on mental health and wellbeing within primarily the construction sector and ideal fit for members.

Mates in Mind, as the FPS Charity Partner 2020, will benefit from funds raised through sponsorship and the many social and Association events the FPS runs through the course of the year. The resources and experience the charity brings to the FPS will be disseminated directly to member companies as well as being utilised through specific wellbeing events that will be run throughout the year.

With the FPS due to publish its own ‘Occupational Health and Wellbeing Charter’, which has the sole aim of making health and wellbeing as much a part of good working culture as they are about legislation, Mates in Mind will contribute enormously to its theme.

Sadly, mental health is still one of the taboo subjects in and out of the workplace and a charity that helps to not only lift the legacy stigma that surrounds the issue, but offers solutions that can contribute to good mental health, has to be applauded.

To find out more about Mates in Mind, to find out for about the work it undertakes or to offer your support, visit: www.matesinmind.org