Quality Plumber Week 2019 to Focus on Mental Health

Quality Plumber Week returns in 2019 to celebrate the work carried out by plumbers and heating engineers, with additional focus on supporting their mental health too.

Organised by the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors Ltd (APHC), Quality Plumber Week 2019 takes place between October 7-13.

This year, the Samaritans will be officially supporting the campaign in 2019 to provide information, advice and support to those working in the plumbing and heating industries.

It’s hoped that raising awareness of the support available to those struggling with mental health problems will encourage them to share.

The Samaritans have expressed this as an important message for plumbing and heating engineers as they often work alone without interaction.

You can take part in Quality Plumber Week 2019 by joining the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Linked using #QPW19.

Mental Health Statistics

Mental health is a growing concern for those working in the plumbing and heating industries and the statistics make for concerning reading:

  • 1 in 6 UK workers suffer with some form of mental health problem, meaning that around 350,000 construction workers are potentially struggling
  • Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged between 15 and 49 years of age

If you need support with your mental health then you can get help by contacting the Samaritans 24/7 on 116 123.

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