And to raise awareness of mental health issues among construction workers
Battersea Power Station is supporting the Heads Together mental health campaign by installing its signature headband on the north-east chimney.
The Heads Together campaign, led by Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is the Charity of the Year for the London Marathon.
The chimney will also be wearing its blue headband to coincide with a number of other mental health initiatives occurring throughout the week to help raise awareness of the issue.
There are more than 3,000 construction operatives currently working on the Battersea Power Station project. According to research commissioned by Public Health England, male construction workers have a higher than average risk of developing mental health issues.
The team of on-site nurses at the Power Station will be holding stress drop-in sessions and talks on how to look after your mental well-being for all workers. There are also eight mental health ambassadors from the Skanska building company working on site, who have been through comprehensive training and volunteer a few hours of their time a week to provide support and raise awareness of the issue to the construction workers.
The Battersea Power Station Foundation has also provided grants to a number of mental health charities based in Wandsworth or Lambeth, including Black Thrive, Battersea Befriending Network and Commons CIC.
Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council, said, “Whether it’s flying pigs or giant headbands, stunts involving this magnificent building have the power to command attention like no other! I’m delighted this world famous landmark will be broadcasting support for such a vitally important cause and I want to thank everyone who has helped make it possible. The Battersea Power Station team is doing some incredibly valuable work with local charities and communities and this latest initiative raises the bar even higher.”
April 20, 2017