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Builders back mental health campaign in Whitechapel

PUBLISHED: 14:17 29 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:17 29 August 2013

Construction workers backed mental health charity SANE's campaign

Construction workers backed mental health charity SANE's campaign

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A group of construction workers have backed a campaign to challenge the stigma associated with mental health problems.

The builders took time out of their day to visit a symbolic black dog sculpture erected in Whitechapel’s Altab Ali Park by mental health charity SANE.

Kevin McEnteggart, who is construction manager of AJ Contractors which employs the workers, said: “All of these lads say they know someone who’s been through a bout of depression, friends at university, family, men as well as women; that’s why they’re so keen to support this campaign.

“Honesty is always the best policy,” he added.

Black dog sculptures are often installed by the charity in a bid to raise awareness of mental health problems and promote the message that mental illnesses such as depression should be viewed in the same way as physical health problems are.

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