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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 dayMakeItVisible Blog 1, 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.

If you or someone you know needs help, click the link below.



There is help, it just needs higher visibility

With nearly one in three new commercial vehicles sold in the UK and Ireland being a FordMakeItVisible Blog 2, 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.

Do you work in the construction industry? Get involved and make a difference within your business. 

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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 50808 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 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 1800 939 122

Or text HARDHAT to 50808 (IRELAND only)

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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 Mind. 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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Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

In a new programme aimed at reducing stress and improving construction workforce wellbeing the HSE has launched the “Working Minds“ campaign. The programme offers access to free resources to improve workforce wellbeing.

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Construction Industry Federation (CIF)

The CIF is the Irish construction industry’s representative body. It provides a broad range of services that assist members in navigating the political, business, economic and regulatory environment.

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Building Mental Health (BMH)

Over 800 companies have now joined this volunteer led group to help share best practice and improve the wellbeing of the construction workforce. You cannot transact with BMH as it is a volunteer led group but you can access the information and share your own best practice.

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