The last year has been a tough one for the whole of the UK and that certainly extends to BFRC Approved Businesses and the wider construction industry. Workers in the construction sector have often been expected to continue working as other sectors have gone into lockdown and infection numbers were on the rise.
To help you, your colleagues and your families through the pandemic and beyond, we wanted to make you are aware of The Lighthouse Club 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 and to support the construction industry and tradespeople across the UK through the delivery of a variety of free resources.
The Construction Industry Helpline
The 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.
The Lighthouse Club App
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.
It's available as a free download from the App Store and Google Play.
Free mental health and wellbeing training
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.
Become a supporter
If you would like more information about how to support the Lighthouse Club Charity, please visit their Company Supporter page.