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...

HALF of UK tradespeople experience mental health problems due to work

Lighthouse Construction Charity Helpline

Nearly half (49%) of UK tradespeople experience mental health problems due to work-related issues, a new study has found. The research, commissioned for Mental Health Awareness Week (May 10th-16th) by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, found that nearly three in five (58%) experience some form of mental health problem, such as stress, anxiety or depression, at least once...

Lighthouse Club launches ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ campaign

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is launching their hard-hitting and poignant ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ campaign to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week.

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is launching their hard-hitting and poignant ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ campaign to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. The campaign aims to raise awareness of mental wellbeing issues in our industry and more importantly, how our workforce can reach out for help. This is a campaign to get construction talking and it addresses the perception...

Mental Health: “This has to stop, too many people are struggling!”

Mental Health: "This has to stop, too many people are struggling!"

“I’m a 6 ft 3, an ex-rugby player with a face like a kicked-in biscuit tin – I’m not the sort of person you expect to stand up and talk about this. But if one person working in construction can take something from this, then it’ll help.” That’s the message of Andy Stevens, a self-employed builder and broadcaster who is...

HSE partner up to encourage talking about work related stress

Mental health First Aid Fund Set Up

The Health & Safety Executive has joined forces with the Construction Leadership Council to encourage the whole industry to start a conversation about employee stress. The past 12 months have placed unprecedented strains on workers as companies have adopted new ways of working in response to the pandemic. This builds on some of the already recognised stresses of working...

Optimus Access launch new Well-Being initiative

Optimus Access Limited has launched a brand new 'Your Well-Being' Initiative, supported by the industry trade body the Scaffolding Association. Over the past 3 months, the management team at Optimus Access Limited (OAL) along with representatives from trade organisation The Scaffolding Association, have been collaborating together with the single focus of creating a brand-new well-being framework, that will not only...

Programme launched to prevent industry-wide addiction crisis

Programme launched by UKAT to prevent industry-wide addiction crisis

A new Addiction Awareness programme has been launched after it was revealed that more people are seeking treatment for drug and alcohol misuse than ever before. The UK’s leading addiction treatment specialists UKAT have set-up the new free Addiction Awareness programme, aimed at helping those working in the UK scaffolding & construction industries. The programme aims to support employers and employees...

Industry charity offers free wellbeing training for all in construction

As a direct result of the wellbeing issues presented to their 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has announced that they are delivering £20,000 of free mental health and wellbeing training to the industry for the remainder of 2020. One of the key findings of the charity’s recently published 2019 Impact Report was that 62% of emergency...

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