ARCA announces support for Mates in Mind

ARCA is proud to announce its support for Mates in Mind, a charity that strives to improve and promote positive mental health in the workplace.

Mates in Mind was established to support and improve the mental health across the construction industry. Due to success in transforming mental health culture of workplaces across the sector, recognition was gained in new sectors.

The charity’s aim is to increase awareness and understanding of mental health, as well as breaking the stigma around mental health through promoting cultures of positive well-being.

“I would like to thank Stephen Haynes of Mates in Mind, for delivering an informative and interesting presentation at the ARCA Annual General Meeting earlier this month, raising awareness amongst our members of mental health issues within the workplace and how they can support,” commented Steve Sadley, Chief Executive for ARCA.

“It was shocking to hear that the construction sector, which includes the asbestos industry, has the highest rate of deaths as a result of mental health issues. I hope that being a supporter of Mates in Mind will help the Association and our members create an environment in which people feel comfortable talking about mental health.”

Mates in Mind supports organisations in creating work environments which help improve and sustain mental health and well-being. Further information and support is available at