Team BartVIS Stand Out in Support of Youngminds

In support of World Mental Health Day, the team at MVIS and Bartco UK are saying #HelloYellow in support of the charity Youngminds to show young people they’re not alone with their mental health.

MVIS and Bartco UK take mental health very seriously. In the UK, suicide claims an alarming number of lives each year, with many of those in the Highways and Construction industries.

As safety is one of the core foundations at MVIS and Bartco UK, there is no denying the obligation we have in raising awareness of this to help make the industry safer for everyone.

Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged between 20 and 49, with three quarters of registered suicides in 2020 being among men, which has been the case since the mid-1990s. 

We know that the Highways and Transport industries are heavy employers of men, so when research uncovers that 41% of men still don’t seek mental health support when they need it and that men are reaching burnout, something must be done to remedy this with more young men joining these ever increasing industries.

In support of #HelloYellow 2021, the MVIS and Bartco UK team donated money and wore hi-vis or yellow clothing in support of Youngmind’s #HelloYellow campaign, which encourages communities, businesses and schools to wear yellow for the day each year to raise awareness.

Anne Ashman, UK Group Commercial and Operations Director and one of two Mental Health First Aiders for both MVIS and Bartco UK comments, “It’s clear to see just how important the work that Youngminds do is, so it with great pride that we are supporting them again this year with #HelloYellow. We are very happy to support this campaign not just for the fun we have in the office with it, but also because it’s so close to our hearts. It gives us a chance to raise awareness with our team and other’s in the industry to help to encourage people who are struggling to seek help.”

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