World Suicide Prevention Day – We can all take action to create hope

‘Creating Hope Through Action’ is the theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day (10 Sep) – and it’s something we can all get behind.  It can be as simple as starting a conversation in the canteen about suicide or sharing information in your local sports centre or youth club.  No matter how big or small the action, we can all provide hope to those who are struggling.

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Our new charity partnership will result in nearly 400 people being trained in suicide prevention

Our people have voted for a new company charity partner for the next three years:  PAPYRUS, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. The charity specifically works with people aged 35 and under, as suicide is the biggest killer of people in this age group in the UK.

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Wates hosts Dame Judith Hackitt for interview on championing culture of quality and safety

On 10th February, we paused activity at all our construction sites to stream to our teams an interview between Dame Judith Hackitt and our Construction Managing Director, Mark Tant, on the importance of the Building Safety Act and supporting a culture of responsibility.

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Mind matters: construction workers reply to CN’s mental health survey

John Dunne spoke to Construction News on the steps Wates has taken to tackle the stigma of mental health in the workplace.

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Can employers do more to support staff with stress?

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Kelly Osborne, Head of Health and Wellbeing at Wates Group, writes in Employee Benefits this week about what more employers can do to support staff with stress.

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Creating hope through action for World Suicide Prevention Day

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, we’re encouraging everyone across the business to seize the opportunity to have a conversation about some of the myths around suicide.

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Putting your well-being first should always be a priority

20 MAY 2021

 

Being resilient doesn’t mean you won’t have curve balls thrown at you in life but it’s about being equipped with the tools to manage that pressure and adversity in both your professional and personal lives.

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Wates provides resilience training for all employees

Wates is marking Mental Health Awareness Week with the announcement of a business-wide programme of personal resilience training.

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Greater resilience is key to better mental health

At Wates we recognise Mental Health Awareness Week because it’s our opportunity to really shine the light on mental health, get people talking about it, and give them the space to have some open and honest conversations.

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World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2020

“At Wates, the wellbeing of every single colleague is our top priority and that means we have to tackle the causes as well as the symptoms.” Paul Chandler, Executive MD, Wates Construction

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Wates encourages colleagues to ‘take a minute’ as UK suicide rates soar to highest levels in years

Wates is using World Suicide Prevention Day as a call to action, to encourage colleagues to help create ‘suicide safer communities’, where  they can talk openly and less secretively about suicide.

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Talking Saves Lives – World Suicide Prevention Day

The importance of talking about suicide and how companies like Wates are supporting  organisations such as the suicide prevention charity Papyrus, which aims to prevent suicide among young people.

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Delivering personal and professional projects for the NHS

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Paul Chandler, Group Managing Director of Wates Construction, shares a personal story why the Royal London Hospital project means more to him than any other project.

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Update on our site operations (27 March)

Update from the Wates Group on site operations (27 March).

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Message from Wates – Site operations

Wates is pausing activity on all construction, engineering, fit-out, housebuilding and planned maintenance projects for 48 hours from the close of business today (Tuesday 24 March)

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Coronavirus Covid-19 – Statement from Wates

The health, safety and wellbeing of our customers, our employees, and the wider public has always been our top priority and we are taking the coronavirus outbreak extremely seriously. In response we have implemented a number of protocols across the Group to safeguard our people and our operations.

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Wates achieves record health and safety performance

11 MARCH 2020

 

Wates FM has announced a record health and safety performance, following a period of more than three years without a single RIDDOR (reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations) incident.

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Building an £83m skyscraper with minimal working at height

From the outset, the Anthology Hale project had a focus to eliminate the need for scaffolding or mast climbers and saving on costs whilst doing so.

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