Mental Health Podcasts – Listen Now

DGCOS has teamed up with the National Home Improvement Council and experts in the field to create a new podcast series that delves deeper into our industry’s pressing mental health and wellbeing challenges.

The aim of the Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme and NHIC and their experts is to offer much needed insight and support.

DGCOS chief executive, Faisal Hussain, says: “Building on our two-year campaign for better mental health and wellbeing for those who work in our sector to deliver home improvements, we decided that there was so much more we can do to help. So, along with our other schemes, we started a collaboration with the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC), to bring together medical experts, frontline charity workers and DGCOS representatives to prioritise and shine a light on mental health and wellbeing, in a new series of six podcasts.

“During this carefully researched and structured series, the six episodes cover the following topics: mental health support in the sector and its effects on productivity; what does a good work life balance look like; managing loneliness working away from home; the importance of a holistic approach and training; how to manage common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression; and accessing debt support for better financial health.”


With thanks

Hussain adds: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to our own team members who took part, as well as the esteemed guests we spoke to including Hannah Vickers, chief of staff at Mace and head of productivity at the Construction Leadership Council; Martin Lockham from Mates in Mind; George Jones from Cahill Renewables; Tony Steel from Band of Builders; GP Dr Rachel Cooper MBBS MRCGP; and Greg Jenkinson, from Step Change.

“I’ve personally been encouraged to see how much mental health and wellbeing have become more comfortable topics of conversation in our sector and are on the agenda now for many businesses. Rewind even five years and you’d see a totally different picture. We may not have totally broken down the taboo, yet we’ve certainly started to chip away at it, something that DGCOS is determined to continue to do. If these podcasts help just one person, then our job is done.”


Suicide Prevention Month

The series running throughout autumn coincides with Suicide Prevention Month during September and depression and mental health awareness month in October.

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Picture: The Double Glazing and Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme and the National Home Improvement Council have produced a set of six podcasts on the subject of mental health and wellbeing in association with experts in the field.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
20th September 2023


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