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05 May 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and the Considerate Constructors Scheme have launched a new initiative to help support the mental health in the construction industry.

 Considerate Constructors Scheme registered sites, companies and suppliers can now provide their workforce with handy wallet sized Construction Industry Helpline cards, as well as displaying posters to advertise the services.

The Construction Industry Helpline provides a free 24x7 confidential employee assistance programme for all of the construction workforce and their families in the UK. From highway and railway construction to office buildings and homes, from steel fixer, plant operator and ground worker to architect and surveyor - the Helpline is there to deliver mental health and wellbeing, financial assistance, legal advice and support on education and training.

 The Helpline is operated by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity (also known as the Lighthouse Club) and is funded by the charitable generosity of the construction industry.

With the crucial support of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the Helpline has launched a new range of packs which are available to purchase. Each pack contains wallet sized Helpline cards for distribution to the workforce and A2 posters to promote the Helpline on site. There are nine packs in total, which are suitable for sites, companies and suppliers of different contract values and annual turnover.

By purchasing a pack, the site, company or supplier is also making a commitment to undertake a Lighthouse Day, which can be any day in the calendar year where anything can be done to raise much needed funds for the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity.

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Chief Executive Bill Hill said: “As well as delivering emergency financial aid to those in our industry suffering hardship, we have augmented our Helpline services to support callers suffering from anxiety, stress, addictive behaviours and depression in support of the recent research into the mental health of the industry. It is now imperative that we put the Helpline Card in the hands of every construction worker in the industry, so they will always have a safety net to catch them at their time of need. The Considerate Constructors Scheme has fully embraced this initiative right from the start and we cannot thank them enough for their enthusiastic support.”

To access the Helpline’s team of experts, call the Construction Industry Helpline on 0345 605 1956 or visit www.constructionindustryhelpline.com

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 05 May 2017

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