The Lighthouse Club charity and Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) have launched free online workshops to support construction workers, as the sector experiences a sharp rise in anxiety and insecurity due to COVID-19
Calls to the UK’s ‘Construction Industry Helpline’ have increased 25% over the past 10 days which reflect the rising levels of anxiety and insecurity within the construction industry. To help offer support and wellbeing during these worrying times a series of free online lunchtime workshops have been announced for people working in construction.
From mindfulness and meditation to resilience and controlling stress anyone can take part in these online workshops as long as they have access to an email address and access to the internet, whether via smartphone, tablet or laptop.
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Sessions, which last for 45 minutes, will run weekly starting from 16 April and begin at 12 noon:
The ‘Wellbeing workshops’ are the result of a new collaboration between UK’s Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and construction software firm Construction Industry Solutions (COINS).
Bill Hill, CEO of The Lighthouse Club charity comments: “Our charity exists to support the welfare and wellbeing of all construction workers and their families in the UK and Ireland. COINS are a technology provider with a big heart and a huge social conscience.
“We are delighted to be collaborating with them to deliver this series of free wellbeing life skill workshops to help everyone in our industry cope and navigate through these distressing times.”
Construction Industry Helpline
Another vital source of information, advice and guidance is The Lighthouse Club’s ‘Construction Industry Helpline’ (Tel 0345 505 1956 or mobile app for Android and iOS) which helps people experiencing stress, anxiety or depression as well as providing access to other areas of support such as anger management, drug and alcohol dependency, debt management, legal advice, and emergency financial aid.
COINS CEO, Robert Brown, added: “The Lighthouse Club has been providing immensely valuable services to support construction workers and their families for many years.
“We are delighted once again to have the opportunity to collaborate with them in the delivery of a series of invaluable webinars which will provide construction workers with vital health and wellbeing skills during these most difficult and challenging times.”