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...

Charity Launch New Features on Construction Helpline App

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A new feature-rich upgrade of the Free Construction Industry Helpline App has been released to support Mental Health Awareness Week Along with technology partners COINS, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity’s free App has been upgraded with some fantastic new features just in time for Mental Health Awareness Week. The new features focus on preventative tools and building resilience in the areas...

NASC launches £30K mental health first aid training fund

Mental health First Aid Fund Set Up

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has set up a £30,000 funding pot dedicated to mental health first aid training. The new fund gives its members the ability to claim up to £125 towards the cost of a mental health first aid course. The funding pot was created in conjunction with the trade body's Head for Heights campaign that...

GKR Scaffolding launch Psychological Safety Programme to address industry’s blame culture


At an industry event this month marking the company’s 25 years in business, GKR Scaffolding made a call to some of construction’s largest contractors to join their movement to change the blame culture that is stifling progress in our industry.  Citing research from Harvard Professor, Amy Edmondson and also Google’s Project Aristotle which investigated team performance in high-risk and innovative...

Trade body offers free advice and guidance on Mental Health

New Guidance From NASC

The NASC marked World Mental Health Day (10 October 2019) by reminding the scaffolding industry of its free guidance and advice on Mental Health. Reducing the stigma surrounding mental health and raising awareness of the various support services available have been key objectives of the NASC’s Head for Heights campaign, launched last year, the trade body said on its website. The...

Godiva Access calls for scaffolding industry to tackle the stigma of Mental Health

Godiva calls for scaffolding industry to tackle the stigma of Mental Health

The access and scaffolding industry is being called upon to improve awareness and understanding of mental health by Coventry-based Godiva Access and Scaffolding, as part of World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October 2019. One in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point and anxiety and depression are the most common mental...

Red Hot Charity Calendar Set For Launch Day

Crossway Scaffolding Calendar

A highly anticipated hot new 2020 Crossway Scaffolding Charity Calendar is finally available to be purchased by the public. Released to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10th October, this latest creative offering has been carefully constructed to both bring delight and raise much-needed funds for Andy's Man Club. “A spokesperson told ScaffMag: “This calendar was the brilliant...

Construction Industry Charity Publishes Annual Impact Report

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The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity Club has just published its third annual impact report. The report communicates to the industry, supporters and stakeholders, the impact that the charity is making and how it is helping to make a difference to the lives of our construction workforce and their families.   The total spent on charitable services was £1.482M, which includes £1,229.288...

Scaffolding Association Partners With Mental Health Charity Mates in Mind


Scaffolding trade body the Scaffolding Association (SA) has joined the mental health charity Mates in Mind to drive awareness across the scaffolding and access industry The SA has announced it's become a supporter of Mates in Mind, where they will be joining a growing community of more than 270 other organisations across the UK working in partnership to help to...


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