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Construction firm tells staff ‘it is time to talk’

When your boss invites the entire staff team in for a chat you could be forgiven for thinking the worst might be about to happen.

But in the case of the staff team at EG Carter nothing could be further from the truth for the thriving Gloucester construction firm.

The invitation to its estimated 180 staff was actually all to do with something the firm I spinning its colours to its mast about - good mental health.

As the business points out, issues of mental health affect one in four of us, which explains why it has decided to embrace the national Time to Talk Day.

Kimberley Clay, PR coordinator at E G Carter & Co Ltd said: "If we can get our employees to spend just 10 minutes supporting one another around issues regarding mental health then we are slowly but surely breaking that stigma.

"Time to Talk Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that's tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, the aim is to get people talking."

EG Carter will take on projects up to £20m and is just finishing work at Severn Vale School and is about to start work on the new Costa Coffee business in Cheltenham.

It has a turnover approaching £70 million.

Throughout the year EG Carter & Co Ltd are supporting three charities, one of which is MIND.

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/time-talk-day 

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