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Our Vision

In May 2015 we launched our ‘Vision 2020’. We believe that our mission, values and vision statements are the fundamental ingredients that bind our business and keep us focused on delivering an excellent service to our clients.

Our Vision

We believe that our mission, values and vision statements are the fundamental ingredients that bind our business and keep us focused on delivering an excellent service to our clients.

News Stories

Want to know the latest news at The Clancy Group? Read through our news stories to find out what we’ve been up to.

Our People

We are a people based business which values and invests in its staff. Our people are the most important asset we have, and our aim is to provide them with ongoing development for the long term benefit of the business – in keeping with every aspect of our Vision 2020.

Careers

Our purpose at Clancy is simple – we make life better for everyone’s growing families. We play a vital role in providing fresh drinking water and power to millions of homes and businesses, as well as energy connections to vital transport infrastructure.

News

Want to know the latest news at Clancy Docwra? Read through our news stories to find out what we’ve been up to.

Clancy Cares

By creating a responsible and profitable business that contributes to a good society our company’s principles, and our commitments to being a sustainable business, have been embedded in our corporate Vision, Mission, Policies and Values.

Our Services

We provide a broad range of expertise and serve multiple sectors ranging from the water sector where we have recently secured a £700M order book, to complex civil engineering projects and large frameworks.

Furthermore, we are a leading provider of multi utility services, rail services, energy and more recently renewables, where we are leading two ground-breaking district heating projects that are shaping the way we recycle and distribute energy.

Our Company

Clancy is one of the largest privately owned construction firms in the UK. With over sixty years’ experience and a workforce of over 2500, we have worked hard to develop a reputation as a well run business that you can trust to deliver value for money, essential services that help keep the UK running.

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Wednesday 20 May – Mindfulness

Workshop: Mindfulness for you 

 1.30 to 2.30pm

Sign up now to secure your space

https://www.constructionindustryhelpline.com/mental-health-awareness-week-2020.html#

 

Mindful breathing exercise video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfDTp2GogaQ&app=desktop

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What is mindfulness?

Professor Mark Williams, former director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre, says that mindfulness means knowing directly what is going on inside and outside ourselves, moment by moment.

“It’s easy to stop noticing the world around us. It’s also easy to lose touch with the way our bodies are feeling and to end up living ‘in our heads’ – caught up in our thoughts without stopping to notice how those thoughts are driving our emotions and behaviour,” he says.

“An important part of mindfulness is reconnecting with our bodies and the sensations they experience. This means waking up to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the present moment. That might be something as simple as the feel of a banister as we walk upstairs.

“Another important part of mindfulness is an awareness of our thoughts and feelings as they happen moment to moment.

“It’s about allowing ourselves to see the present moment clearly. When we do that, it can positively change the way we see ourselves and our lives.”

Becoming more aware of the present moment can help us enjoy the world around us more and understand ourselves better.

When we become more aware of the present moment, we begin to experience afresh things that we have been taking for granted.

“Mindfulness also allows us to become more aware of the stream of thoughts and feelings that we experience,” says Professor Williams, “and to see how we can become entangled in that stream in ways that are not helpful.

“This lets us stand back from our thoughts and start to see their patterns. Gradually, we can train ourselves to notice when our thoughts are taking over and realise that thoughts are simply ‘mental events’ that do not have to control us.

“Most of us have issues that we find hard to let go and mindfulness can help us deal with them more productively. We can ask: ‘Is trying to solve this by brooding about it helpful, or am I just getting caught up in my thoughts?’

“Awareness of this kind also helps us notice signs of stress or anxiety earlier and helps us deal with them better.”

Mindfulness is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a way to prevent depression in people who have had 3 or more bouts of depression in the past.

How to be mindful

Reminding yourself to take notice of your thoughts, feelings, body sensations and the world around you is the first step to mindfulness.

Notice the everyday

“Even as we go about our daily lives, we can notice the sensations of things, the food we eat, the air moving past the body as we walk,” says Professor Williams. “All this may sound very small, but it has huge power to interrupt the ‘autopilot’ mode we often engage day to day, and to give us new perspectives on life.”

Keep it regular

It can be helpful to pick a regular time – the morning journey to work or a walk at lunchtime – during which you decide to be aware of the sensations created by the world around you.

Try something new

Trying new things, such as sitting in a different seat in meetings or going somewhere new for lunch, can also help you notice the world in a new way.

Watch your thoughts

“Some people find it very difficult to practice mindfulness. As soon as they stop what they’re doing, lots of thoughts and worries crowd in,” says Professor Williams.

“It might be useful to remember that mindfulness isn’t about making these thoughts go away, but rather about seeing them as mental events.

“Imagine standing at a bus station and seeing ‘thought buses’ coming and going without having to get on them and be taken away. This can be very hard at first, but with gentle persistence it is possible.

“Some people find that it is easier to cope with an over-busy mind if they are doing gentle yoga or walking.”

Name thoughts and feelings

To develop an awareness of thoughts and feelings, some people find it helpful to silently name them: “Here’s the thought that I might fail that exam”. Or, “This is anxiety”.

Free yourself from the past and future

You can practise mindfulness anywhere, but it can be especially helpful to take a mindful approach if you realise that, for several minutes, you have been “trapped” in reliving past problems or “pre-living” future worries.