Success at the RWM Show for 5asideCHESS
The 5asideCHESS Battling Suicide Bus made a significant impression on day one of the Recycling and Waste Management Show (RWM).
The 5asideCHESS team had several interesting conversations with individuals who shared deeply personal stories of their own battles with severe mental health problems, some well in the past and some ongoing. The Battling Suicide Bus undoubtedly acts as a catalyst for people to open up and many said how vital they felt this was, particularly in such a male dominated industry where talking can often be seen as a sign of weakness.
The team use their shortened game of 5asideCHESS to get people talking and having face to face engagement with others. Diane Waldron of 5asideCHESS said: “Many of those we spoke to who had suffered with poor mental health said how isolated and lonely they had felt and that they could see the benefits of playing 5asideCHESS because it provides company without the pressure of having to talk if you don’t want to.”
Based on their experience at RWM and also at Multimodal and the CV Show, the rising scale of the mental health problems being suffered by those working within the logistics industry is clear. The 5asideCHESS team are therefore calling upon employers in the industry to sit up and take notice.
Companies can apply to take 5asideCHESS and the Battling Suicide Bus into their workplaces to provide a safe place for employees to talk and to get people to help themselves and others.
For more information email email@example.com or call Ross on 07778 463597.