Since the onset of COVID-19 in the UK, those in the construction sector have often been expected to continue working as other industries have gone into varying levels of lockdown.
Supporting tradespeople as they keep doing essential work throughout changing restriction levels and risk environments has become paramount. That's why we want to share the great work being done by The Lighthouse Construction Industry charity.
The Lighthouse Club is the only charity that is 100% dedicated to the physical, mental and financial wellbeing of construction workers and their families in the UK and Ireland.
Their mission is to ensure that no construction worker or family member of a construction worker feels alone in a crisis. To achieve this they’ve made available a variety of free resources for tradespeople across the UK.
Lighthouse Club's 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline provides free and confidential support on a huge variety of physical, mental and wellbeing issues for all construction workers and their families.
You can call them at any time on 0345 605 1956.
A crucial element of The Lighthouse Club's support for the industry is ensuring the widespread availability of free construction focussed training programmes.
These range from hour-long interactive wellbeing sessions through to the half day and full two-day MHFA England approved Mental Health First Aider courses.
The Lighthouse Club App is a preventative tool and can help individuals build resilience in the areas of mental, physical and financial wellbeing.
Each section of the app offers learnings about a variety of conditions and issues, self-assessment tools, coping strategies and referral pathways to access expert advice and support in their locality.
If you would like more information about how to support the Lighthouse Club Charity, please visit their Company Supporter page.