Mental Health Survey – Do Your Bit To Help Save Lives

DGCOS has created a second mental health survey to gauge the current state of well-being of the sector. It will take just five minutes to complete, is anonymous and will help to create the foundations that will save lives.

In 2022, the Double Glazing & Conservatory Ombudsman Scheme carried out a mental health survey across the industry to understand the effect that daily challenges were having on both employers and employees.

Faisal Hussain, the chief executive of DGCOS, says: “I am still shocked at the conversation I had with an installer in 2022 in which he told me he had simply had enough of the pressures of the industry. Issues with late payments, supply chain issues, a lack of skilled installers and juggling admin and sales had meant he had been unable to take a holiday or even go to his GP about an ongoing medical issue.

“It was this that prompted the first mental health survey that DGCOS ran and which returned some worrying results. It was obvious that there was a much wider issue to tackle and that many respondents had experienced adverse mental health and wellbeing. In fact, we launched a series of mental health podcasts last year as a way of offering focussed support.”


Make the industry better

Hussain adds: “It’s now time to see how much progress has been made in the last two years so we are repeating the survey as a way of finding out if real life experiences have improved. I would urge anyone to take part, anonymously, so we can continue to assess the health of our industry. It only takes 5 minutes and the results could be invaluable in determining where we are and what still needs to be done to make our industry better.”


Mental Health Awareness Week – 13-19 May

“I hope that the last survey brought the issue of mental health out into the open and that it made people realise they are not alone. It seems Mental Health Awareness Week in May is an ideal time to find out how well we are all doing and whether things have changed for the better.”


Picture: To access the survey – Click Here

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
02nd May 2024


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