The CIOB’s partnership with Anxiety UK will deliver mental health support to CIOB members living with anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression
This is an entirely new service for CIOB members to access and a very positive development for the Benevolent Fund.
CIOB members will now be able to access additional services, focussed entirely on an individual’s need for wellbeing and mental health support. This is available to CIOB members free at the point of use, as costs of the Anxiety UK service will be met entirely by the Benevolent Fund.
Anxiety UK provides information and support via a range of services. These include psychological therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), counselling and clinical hypnotherapy, delivered via the charity’s national network of Approved Therapists.
Email, text and instant messaging support are also available, along with helpline services and information resources.
The plan to deliver a service supporting CIOB members will see Anxiety UK provide person-centred, holistic wellbeing assessments, leading to a personalised treatment plan which can include accessing the charity’s psychological therapy services.
Additional support for the construction sector
Caroline Gumble, CEO of the CIOB, and a Benevolent Fund trustee, said: “The Fund’s trustees have welcomed the opportunity to reach out and offer members this important new service.
“Talking about mental health and wellbeing is sometimes seen as taboo and is, in fact, a big issue in the construction sector. I am so pleased that we’re able to provide this additional support.
“As CEO of the CIOB, I’m also happy to confirm that we’re offering it to all our staff.”
Nicky Lidbetter, CEO of Anxiety UK, said: “As Anxiety UK enters its 50th year of operation, we are delighted to be working in partnership with the CIOB to support those working in the construction industry affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression.”