TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH IN CONSTRUCTION
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 their strategy is to provide a wide range of free and widely available pro-active resources to support the industry.
July is ‘Talk To Us Month’ and the charity to encourage talking about our feelings, which is much easier said than done. Talking can be a way to cope with a problem you’ve been carrying around in your head for a while. Just being listened to can help you feel supported and less alone.
Who can you talk to?
Talking to someone you know can be a great place to start. Lighthouse Charity have various channels of free support you can use, depending on what you’re most comfortable with, including their phone helpline and text service.
If you or someone you know is struggling, reach out for free and confidential support
• Call 0345 605 1956 (UK) 1800 939 122 (ROI)
• Text HARDHAT to 85258 (UK) 50808 (ROI)
You can find out more about this support at https://www.constructionindustryhelpline.com/talk-to-us.html