The Lighthouse Club
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity provides emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to the construction community and their families.
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Every working day in the UK and Ireland two construction workers take their own life. Construction has the highest suicide rate out of all employment sectors in the UK.
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, known as the Lighthouse Club, began in 1956 to provide a benevolent fund to construction workers and their families, who suffer an accident or illness from working. The charity has developed over the years to offer additional resources to the construction community and their families, including emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing support. In 2022, the charity helped over 3,600 construction families and delivered £3.3m of charitable services to the construction community.
The charity is passionate about ensuring the industry has access to free mental health training. This year, it launched a Wellbeing Academy, which offers a variety of free soft skills and leadership training. The charity also works with the Construction Leadership Council on the #MakeitVisible campaign. They have taken the campaign to over 240 constructions sites so far in 2023. The initiative is about making wellbeing support visible in construction on every site.
In this webinar, hosted by the ICE Bristol City Club, Shauna Greenaway a Lighthouse Regional Ambassador, will talk about the charity’s work on mental health and wellbeing.
The talk will be followed by the ICE Bristol City Club AGM, where a number of roles and opportunities are available for the coming year.
Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity
Shauna has recently joined the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and has a massive passion for the work it carries out. She has previously worked within charitable services and finds it hugely rewarding to spread awareness, as well as being able to network with others to share the importance of mental health. She is open to sharing her own mental health struggles and can empathise with people who find it hard to talk about their problems. Part of her role for the charity is to help start conversations in the construction sector about improving mental health awareness.
A five session course delivered by industry experts to develop in-depth knowledge of health, safety, and welbeing in civil engineering within the UK.
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