A reflection on the importance of The Lighthouse Charity on World Mental Health Day

Picture a typical construction worker and an image that might jump to mind is a stereotypical, no nonsense kind of guy that takes everything in their stride. 

But we know that’s not true. Two construction workers take their own life every single working day and a fifth of all work-related illness is due to stress, anxiety or depression.   

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity are the only charity that provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families. They offer a 24/7 free helpline to everyone in the construction industry and their families and this support is complemented with a free Construction Industry Helpline App. The helpline is the first point of contact to access a range of free and confidential support services including, emergency financial aid and advice on mental health and wellbeing.

They are seeing a huge increase in demand for their charitable services and they rely on the generosity of those within the industry to ‘help their own’. That’s why Brogan Group have stepped up to become proud supporters of the Charity.

Brogan Group Marketing Coordinator said, “By becoming Company Supporters and committing to an annual pledge we are providing predictable and sustainable income to the Lighthouse Construction industry Charity and supporting our construction colleagues in need. We recognise that there needs to be much more awareness of mental health issues within the industry and more interventions in place to support people when they most need it. That’s exactly what the Lighthouse Club Charity does.”    

Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity said, “We are morally obligated to do everything we can to change these horrendous suicide statistics Our mission is that no construction worker should feel alone in a crisis and with the invaluable support of organisations like Brogan we can make a real difference to someone’s life today.” 

If you’d like to join us in our support for the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, and read more about the charity itself, you can do so here.

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