Kate Cook. Practical Wellbeing training for Health and Safety
The Construction Industry regretfully records one of the highest rates of suicide of all industries. Whilst the factors are complicated, including workers living away from family and home, pressure to complete projects; an industry dominated by male workers who don’t want to flag emotional problems – a factor can include a poor diet, causing poor concentration, fluctuating energy and low mood/depression and anxiety.
Blood sugar management– stable blood sugar management, good health, avoiding critical disease is a health and safety issue – Laurence Waterman, for example, was instrumental in introducing breakfast for workers on the UK Olympic Project, where they we able to see the benefits of that strategy on accident rates – health, nutrition and wellbeing is not a nice to have, but a have to have. Stable Blood sugar also contributes to a stable mood and fosters good mental health. Key nutrients, like zinc, gained from a good diet, also contribute to a healthy mind.
Kate Cook has been involved with some of the top construction companies in the UK and globally, developing programmes around how nutrition impacts both health and safety in the workplace and on site. Kate was involved in a research project investigating Construction Worker’s Lifestyles and Diets. She has been a blogger for SHP, and Network Rail’s HI VIZ magazine.
An on-going advocate of reforming the breaks workers get so that they can eat breakfast, Kate continues to make a difference to how food is viewed as a strategic tool for better health, performance, and bottom line return for companies.
Inspiring feedback from delighted clients
“I love the way Kate presents, well done for bringing her into the business.”
P Allen, Skanska
“Big thank you for your very receptive presentation, had great feedback.” Head of Health and Safety, Land Securities
“Thank you so much for this morning, there was some brilliant feedback from the team. It was very insightful and very uplifting.”
Health & Safety Manager (Regional), Unite Students
“I certainly took away some ‘bite size’ chunks of invaluable information and will certainly be acting on them. Thank you again Kate for making such a profound difference to how I live my life.”