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The original Talk More campaign was launched in 2017 and received industry recognition as well as acknowledgement from mental health charity, Mind. It was a hard-hitting video that highlighted the ways people can struggle with their mental health and how the traffic management industry, set within the wider construction marketplace, is an area where people don’t often speak up about their mental health and wellbeing.

“The initial concept of the campaign was to get people talking about mental health and removing the associated stigma. Seeing where the industry has evolved to is incredible, and hopefully the Talk More campaign has played a part in that shift. We all know by now that investing in the mental health and wellbeing of your employees should be a priority for any business, but there is still a long way to go. So we’re again asking those who sign the Talk More pledge to join HTM and our current pledgers, on the next step of this journey. We aim to create a more engaging and innovative approach in order to have a more impactful and long standing effect on the industry.”

Since the campaign was originally introduced to the business, HTM saw the benefits within the workplace of their focus on this topic.

“We saw a real difference within our own business after the initial campaign was launched and the culture continued to shift as we shared more information about mental health and wellbeing and had more of our workforce qualify as Mental Health First Aiders. Not only that, the culture and approach to mental health across the business is something that has clearly benefited, and we have helped more employees out through conversations, reasonable adjustments and looking into different ways to assist them, to help them with their mental health and wellbeing.”

2023 sees the campaign relaunch with a new video released featuring 17 of HTM’s trained Mental Health First Aiders read a linefmorthe poem, with involvement from Directors Greg and Marcus who launched the original campaign, to Supervisors, Operatives, Coordinators and Managers across the company’s Birmingham and Lincoln depots.

This was further supported by some of the initial 2017 Talk More Pledgers; Up to Speed Training and Assessments Ltd, R&C Williams, A1 Jobs, TMP Ltd, Redrock Consultants, First For Recruit and Adjuvo Group reading a line of the poem, all of which will be investing in MHFA qualification for at least one person within their workforce.

Pledge to Talk More today: talk-more.co.uk/join or find out more: www.talk-more.co.uk
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