New App Launched to Support Construction Workers’ Mental Health

The Lighthouse Club Construction Industry Charity, who run the Construction Industry Helpline, launched a new app on the 7th December 2018 in collaboration with COINS (a construction software firm) and Building Mental Health (an online information portal about mental health, also developed by the charity). The new Construction Industry Helpline app will be a free, confidential service aimed at providing essential information and guidance on wellbeing topics such as stress, anxiety, depression, anger and suicidal thoughts. The app should complement the existing 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline (0345 605 1956), and will hopefully intervene at the early stages of a situation, therefore potentially preventing problems from hitting a life critical stage.

The need for the Lighthouse Club Construction Industry Charity cannot be underestimated, especially when two construction workers take their own lives every single working day. Stress, anxiety and depression also account for one fifth of all work related illness. In just last year alone, the helpline supported at least 1524 construction families in crisis, and over 449 families received financial assistance. The charity is the only one that provides financial and emotional support to those in the construction industry and their families, and has been helping people since 1956.

Click on the link below to find out more about the App.

Construction Industry Helpline App

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