Episode 41: Mick Whelan – Whelan Safety Services – Why Mental Health & Safety Has Snapped Sharply Into Focus For Employers


The physical safety of workers has long been the focus for Irish employers – particularly those working in the construction industry.

But companies are beginning to understand that their teams’ mental health is equally as important as their physical safety.

Studies have shown that In the UK & Ireland, two construction workers take their own lives every day.

And that 50% of people believe that if they report a mental health issue at work, their progress will be halted.

Mick Whelan has built a strong reputation as an expert in Mental Health & Safety.

In this week’s episode of AIBF Business Talk the Whelan Safety Services founder shone a light on the mental health issues that continue to blight Irish industries.

Mick speaks with conviction and honesty and we’re so proud to provide him with a platform to share his crucially important message.

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