Who are The Lighthouse Club charity?
The Lighthouse Club charity exists to improve the welfare and wellbeing of our construction community in the UK and Ireland. Their vision is that no construction worker or their family should be alone in a crisis. They have developed a significant portfolio of services to help deliver the best possible support to the construction workforce and their families. It is a charity dedicated to providing professional support for construction workers and their families struggling with emotional and physical issues.
What do they do?
The charity has developed 5 free support services for anyone in construction or allied trades to access. ADVANCE have committed to supporting the charity as a Company Supporter and join them on their mission to:
• Reduce construction industry suicides
• Improve workforce welfare and wellbeing for this generation and the next
• Keep their key support services free for everyone in the construction industry to access
How can Construction workers benefit from this?
The below support services are freely available for anyone in construction or allied trades to access;
- 24/7 Confidential Helpline
This Construction Industry Helpline covers all aspects of emotional, physical and financial wellbeing and is available in many different languages through partnerships with translation services
- Text HardHat 24/7
A text messaging service that gives immediate access to text back counselling.
- Self-support app
Downloadable Wellbeing Support App called ‘Construction Industry Helpline’ that covers all the aspects of wellbeing. It’s packed with information to learn about conditions, how to develop coping strategies with signposting to over 3000 accredited organisations that provide support.
Wellbeing Masterclass Sessions. These are 1 hour scheduled CPD Accredited wellbeing education sessions covering topics such as Managing Stress, Promoting Happiness Building Resilience & Work Life Balance.
- Lighthouse Beacons
There are over 160 volunteer centres around the UK and Ireland where workers can drop in to meet likeminded people, socialise and talk. The Beacons are facilitated by individuals with lived experience and in this confidential environment, encourage those struggling with life problems to share their issues and if required, seek further help
You can view their website here.
At ADVANCE we believe that supporting positive mental health and wellbeing is vital. This is something that impacts everyone, regardless of the industry in which they work. ADVANCE's support of The Lighthouse Club charity is just one of the ways in which we strive to support better mental health for all. If you have any questions regarding this, or would like to talk about the services available in more detail, please call our team on 01244 564 564, or contact The Lighthouse Club directly on 0345 609 1956
The ADVANCE Team