Make it visible

MAKE IT VISIBLE

EVERY CONSTRUCTION WORKER COUNTS 

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Every physical safety measure is taken to protect on-site workers, yet in the UK and Ireland the industry loses two workers every working dayTooltip, not to the physical dangers associated with the job, but to suicide.
This statistic could be lowered if there was more awareness of the help and support that is available.  

Further information available here 

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THERE IS HELP, IT JUST NEEDS HIGHER VISIBILITY

With nearly one in three new commercial vehicles sold in the UK and Ireland combined being a Ford, we can actively promote wellbeing awareness amongst our customers and help put mental safety on an equal footing with physical safety on construction sites.
By helping to make the support more visible, more workers can seek assistance from available resources.

THE LIGHTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CHARITY

Ford have partnered with the Lighthouse Construction Club, a charity 100% dedicated to providing emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to the construction community and their families.

The charity provides a 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline, offering free and confidential support, complemented by a Self-Support App. Their free text HARDHAT to 85258 service provides yet another route of support, along with Lighthouse Beacons who offer a safe space for people to share concerns.

The Lighthouse Club also offer a variety of free construction focused training programmes ranging from interactive wellbeing sessions through to MHFA England approved Mental Health First Aider courses.

If you need help or support now, or know someone that does, you can access free and confidential support 24/7 via:

Construction Industry Helpline on UK 0345 605 1956 / IRELAND 1800 939 122,

Or text HARDHAT to 85258 (UK) or 50808 (IRELAND)

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LIGHTHOUSE CLUB ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

HAVE YOU STARTED YOUR COMPANY’S ROAD TO WELLBEING?

For many companies, creating and delivering initiatives to improve workforce wellbeing can be difficult, time consuming and costly.

If you have not yet developed your strategy to improve the wellbeing of your workforce, then help is at hand.

THE LIGHTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CHARITY

To deliver the ‘Make It Visible’ onsite tours and provide free wellbeing support for the construction industry, the charity offers a comprehensive Company Supporters programme. This support covers building a wellbeing strategy, delivering free management and supervisor training on wellbeing subjects, supporting an onsite crisis and access to free downloadable resources from the Company Supporter Hub.

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Mates in mind

MATES IN MIND

If you’d like your organisation to adopt a wellbeing programme for your employees, you can talk to Mates in Minds. The charity exists to improve the mental health and wellbeing of workplaces across the UK, with a mission to transform construction and related sectors.

Their Supporter Program provides access to training and support that can help educate and inform your workforce, from general staff, to managers and leaders – helping everyone understand their roles and responsibilities when it comes to mental wellbeing.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES