The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is the only charity that provides emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to the construction community and their families.
A crucial element of the charity’s strategy is to provide a wide range of free and widely available pro-active resources to support the industry.
The charity offers a free and confidential 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline and text HARDHAT service which provides a range of information, guidance and support on a huge variety of wellbeing issues. These services are complemented by their free Self Support App which offers another route to support, along with their Lighthouse Beacons who provide a safe space for people to share concerns.
The Lighthouse Charity’s Wellbeing Academy offers a variety of free soft skills and leadership training delivered across a variety of platforms to suit every learning style from self paced e-learning, tutor led online masterclasses and seminars, through to bespoke onsite training.
If you or anyone you know is struggling, reach out for 24/7 free and confidential support now;
24/7 Construction Industry Helplines; 0345 605 1956, (UK) 1800 939 122 (ROI)
Text HARDHAT to 85258 (UK) 50808 (ROI)
Find out more at www.lighthouseclub.org
24/7 Construction Industry Helpline
Our 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline offers free and confidential support and advice on a huge variety of wellbeing issues. Our expert helpline advisors provide a listening ear and are able to signpost to additional support where necessary. Many callers present complex issues that need multiple interventions and these are managed by our caseworkers. The caseworkers specialise in providing holistic support and working with third party organisations to ensure that callers get the support they need to access all of the possible help available.
0345 605 1956 (UK) 1800 939 122 (ROI)
Text HARDHAT Support Service
Our text ‘HARDHAT’ service meets the needs of those who feel uncomfortable speaking with someone on the telephone or maybe find it difficult to find a place and time to talk. The text HARDHAT service provides immediate one-to-one support on a huge range of wellbeing issues and can signpost to further specialist support if required.
Text HARDHAT to 85258 (UK) 50808 (ROI)
Live Chat Service
Experience real-time wellbeing support from one of our helpline advisers (we’re not automated bots!) If finding a place to talk is difficult then our live chat service offers you complete privacy whatever your setting. Whether you’re in the break room, on site or at home, you can reach out for immediate support. Our live chat service also offers the ability to chat in over 120 languages – simply click on the globe icon and select your preferred language before starting your conversation. Please note, that our live chat service is currently available from 9am-6pm. However, our 24/7 helpline services remain accessible outside of these hours.
Self Support App
Our free Helpline App is the ultimate self-help tool in the palm of your hand. Each section of the app offers advice on a variety of conditions or issues, self- assessment tools, coping strategies and referral pathways to access expert advice and support.
Free to download on iOS and Android. www.constructionindustryhelpline.com/app.html
Lighthouse Beacons are safe spaces for people to come together and talk in a confidential and supportive environment. You can share problems or issues you have faced or are still facing with people from all walks of life in a non-judgemental setting. Our goal is to break the stigma of talking about mental health and for everyone to know that there is always hope, safety and support.
Education & Training – Wellbeing Academy
We know that better mental health for our workers stems from promoting a positive cultural change within our industry. Most of our training is free and easily accessible by everyone in our industry. The academy embraces every style of learning from self-paced, e-learning through to online tutor-led masterclasses and onsite training. The academy also offers a variety of courses that support everyone in our industry from soft skills training, through to MHFA accredited qualifications.
Our #MakeItVisible team are reaching out to the frontline trades to let them know about the free crucial support services we provide, including our free and confidential 24/7 helpline and text service. We’re visiting construction companies, builders’ merchants, hire centres and sites across the UK and Ireland to help spread the message of support.
During theses visits, our team openly shared their own personal experiences with both positive and challenging mental health situations, to give others the confidence to reach out for support when they need it.
Whether you’re facing personal challenges or general pressures of life, seeking support can make a huge difference to you and those around you. Lighthouse Charity provides free emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families.