It’s Good to Talk and have the ability to Listen
One Man's Battle to Save Construction Workers - Changing the Mental Health Game
How it all began
In 2009 I was in a very dark place and time in my life. Everyone important to me had sadly passed away. To make matters worse, I walked out on what was a good marriage. No one listened to me when I said there was something wrong with me. Not even my wife. I knew something was wrong with me. I got medication, but it didn’t help. I just needed someone to talk to, but no one was there for me.
Hope, Faith, and Trust
I'm paying it forward.
Now, I am here for you.
My Bentley is a symbol of hope, faith, and trust. Just as I had hope, I want to inspire you that your situation will get better. Have faith in yourself and seek help. Believe that people, especially licensed health professionals, are out there to help you.its not just a cheap flash car,it helps you to open up about the issues that,s building up in side
Health & Safety
Mental health in construction:
It’s good to talk
Mike Turlin started Construction Buddies to get people open up about their mental health in construction and to let them know that help is available. Here, he discusses his journey – and how we can get people in the industry talking
My name is Mike Turlin and I’m the founder of Bentley Mental Health and Construction Buddies and now www.abrokenmind.org.
I am also a project manager within the construction industry and a passionate mental health in construction campaigner.
In 2009, I tried to end my life on more than one occasion. A family member and also my best friend both died within a short period of time, my marriage ended and I was made redundant. Thankfully, those attempts failed.
What We Do
We travel all over the UK to events with the Bentley car and get people to open up and talk. We have been on the TV, radio, and lots of newspapers. Look us up on what events we are showing, and bring your story.we have now started construction buddies due to the amount of mental health issues in the construction industry but as well as that we now have a charity called A Broken Mind look us up to see if we can help you!
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