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Gabriel Llonor

Gabriel Llonor

Graduate Project Manager, Mott MacDonald

Gabriel Llonor, a Graduate Project Manager at Mott MacDonald, is a devoted advocate for mental health awareness in the construction industry. With academic qualifications in Construction Project Management and Architecture, Gabriel brings a strong academic foundation to his work, emphasising mental health in the industry. Gabriel's community engagement includes active participation as a mentor in the Parity Project with ELBA, focused on improving the employability and employment outcomes of young Black men. He also serves as a committee member for Advancing Race and Culture at Mott MacDonald, supporting colleagues facing mental health challenges within the construction industry, particularly by addressing the unique issues for people of colour. Gabriel believes in creating safe spaces where individuals can seek help and discuss their mental well-being. Gabriel attended the "Get Construction Talking: Global Launch" initiative by B1M and Procore, where he joined the conversation addressing mental health issues in the sector. Additionally, he is scheduled to participate in "Get Construction Talking: Tackling Construction's Mental Health Crisis". Gabriel's involvement in Movember at Mott MacDonald engages him in crucial conversations surrounding men's mental health, particularly in the predominantly male construction industry. He advocates for openness regarding mental health challenges and aims to provide support and foster an environment of understanding and empathy. In summary, Gabriel Llonor fervently promotes mental health awareness, emphasising the importance of empowering employees through education and training to address mental health issues, dismantle the prevailing silence, and cultivate a climate of positive cultural transformation throughout the industry.

Statement:

"Changing perceptions around mental health in construction is vital due to the alarming statistics, with men in construction three times more likely to die by suicide than the national average. The industry must proactively prioritise wellbeing, combat inappropriate language, and acknowledge the detrimental impact of work-life imbalance on mental health. Overcoming the stigma and encouraging open conversations is essential to create a safer, more inclusive environment for all our colleagues within the industry."