Free Training Initiatives to Support Mental Health Awareness Week

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has announced some fantastic initiatives to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week and is reminding everyone in construction about all of the freely available resources they offer. The charity is launching three fantastic new masterclasses to complement the huge variety of free wellbeing masterclasses already available to anyone in construction and these can be booked...

Twin brothers launch platform for better mental health in business

Duncan and Guy Robertson have constructed an integrated platform with the goal of mitigating the impact of poor mental health in the workplace.

New app launched to help tackle mental ill health in construction

A new app Mind Fitness training solution built by and for the construction industry to help tackle its mental ill health issues has launched.

A new app Mind Fitness training solution built by and for the construction industry to help tackle its mental ill health issues has launched.

HSE calls for ‘culture change’ with campaign to tackle mental health

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned that work-related stress and poor mental health risks becoming a health and safety crisis in Great Britain.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned that work-related stress and poor mental health risks becoming a health and safety crisis in Great Britain.

Scaffolding industry urged to join in charity ‘Big Brew’

The scaffolding industry is being urged to get involved with the ‘Big Brew’ – a new national campaign to highlight the mental health crisis in the construction sector.

The scaffolding industry is being urged to get involved with the ‘Big Brew’ – a new national campaign to highlight the mental health crisis in the construction sector. The Big Brew will start on 1 October and will encourage scaffolders and other tradespeople to connect and talk over a cuppa in a bid to remove the taboo around mental health...

Scaffolding Association Welcomes Improved Mental Health Support

Landmark new research from CITB has outlined the scale of the mental health challenge facing construction.

New research suggests that over a third of businesses have reported that employee mental health support has got better since the start of the pandemic. A recent survey conducted by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) who work with millions of employers and employees every year to improve workplace relationships, found that over a third of British employers have...

CLC and CITB announce new approach to supporting mental health in construction

Landmark new research from CITB has outlined the scale of the mental health challenge facing construction.

Landmark new research from CITB has outlined the scale of the mental health challenge facing construction. A consistent approach to supporting construction workers’ mental health is the goal of a new initiative led by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and CITB. CITB’s Mental Health And Construction: A Consistent Approach research, published today (Wednesday 4 August), is the most comprehensive study conducted on mental health and self-harm within construction. The report identifies opportunities...

Brogan sign up to Building Mental Health Charter & continue Charity Challenge

Brogan Group

Brogan Group have signed up to the Building Mental Health Charter and are also halfway through its Tall Building Charity Challenge raising money for the Lighthouse Charity. The company have signed up to the Building Mental Health Charter with Building Mental Health This is a cross-industry group that enable all parts of the construction sector to access mental health support,...

Construction Suicide Rates on the Increase

New research shows the rates of suicide in the construction industry have increased. The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity commissioned Glasgow Caledonian University to carry out research on suicide statistics from 2015 to 2019. Alarmingly, its findings show that suicides within the construction industry have in fact increased. Analysis of suicides by workers occupation revealed the number per 100,000 for construction workers rose...

Mental Health First Aid Instructors Programme delivers £5.5million of Social Value to Society

Mental Health First Aid Instructors Programme delivers £5.5million of Social Value to Society

Building Mental Health, the CITB and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity have published a report detailing the social value of their Mental Health First Aid Instructors Programme; an initiative to train 288 construction industry dedicated Mental Health First Aid Instructors. The Social Value Report shows that for every £1 invested there has been £5.50 of Social Value to society. This...