Mental health is something that affects us all in one way or another. At the CIOB Benevolent Fund, our focus is on supporting those struggling to cope, who are facing difficulties and need help to get back on their feet.

We are delighted to share with you a selection of webinars that are all centred around mental health awareness and provide information and advice on managing your mental health and helping others.


Mental Health & Wellbeing – Mindfulness CPD

July 20, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm GMT, London

Stress and being unfocused during working hours can affect all areas of our lives. Our guest speakers will discuss the benefits of mindfulness, its origins from the East through religious and spiritual institutions. Provide observations on identifying micro aggression and bullying within the workplace, tips to reduce stress on our bodies and minds. If you would like to join the discussion please reserve your place with us.



Maintaining Our Mental Health

Lou Banks, Culture Consultant for Rising Vibe, will walk you through positive steps and changes which will give you coping mechanisms to recognise small changes which can be made to manage your day to day environment, which is particularly important during the current Covid- 19 pandemic.



Mental Health – Are You Aware?

This CPD is an eye opener as it covers preventing, spotting and treating mental health issues.
Our Chief Executive, Caroline Gumble, gives a keynote speech on the impact of mental health in our industry backed up with relevant statistics. Caroline also sends out strong messages to the industry urging to change for better.
With leading subject specialists and personal stories, the webinar aims to provide construction professionals and managers with the tools they need to tackle this unseen epidemic.



Mental Health Awareness for Managers

In this webinar, Rebecca Bonnington, CEO of Tricres, gives practical advice for managers and leaders to enable them to effectively and compassionately help employees and colleagues dealing with Mental Health problems.



CIOB Wellbeing Series: Your Financial Health

As part of our CIOB Wellbeing Series we are running monthly webinars looking at ways you can take care of your wellbeing – both mentally and physically. One huge stressor in life are finances, so we have decided to run a webinar focusing on this important topic. Our expert speaker will present on ways to know if your finances are healthy or in need of a little resuscitation; and what you can do to get on and stay on the right path to achieving your financial goals.



Combatting the Comfort Zone – Martial Arts Stress Relief

In this session, architect Priya Aiyer from Mace will demonstrate basic moves from different martial arts, such as Boxing, Kickboxing, Tae kwon do, Karate and Muay Thai.
Priya will explain the benefits of the Bodycombat exercises in terms of both physical and mental wellbeing, and share her story on how becoming a group fitness instructor during the pandemic has helped both herself and other participants to battle stress and frustration during challenging times.



Don’t forget…

Also, remember that we are partnered with Anxiety UK, a brilliant charity that has been helping those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression for over 50 years. Get in touch today to organise mental health support through Anxiety UK, or visit their website to find out more.