The Lighthouse Club Charity provides free emotional, physical, and financial help for construction workers and their families across Ireland and the UK. Promoting and raising awareness of the charity is a role for recently appointed Irish regional ambassador for the Lighthouse Club, Colleen Milligan, who stated: “The charity has been able to provide significant help for construction workers and their families during times of great difficulty. This can range from emotional challenges such as stress and anxiety, physical difficulties including disabilities, cancer support, and financial support. The extraordinary element of the service is that it is all free.
The ethos is that nobody should be alone in a crisis, and this includes the partner, wife, husband, child, and extended family members of every construction worker. This is achieved through a huge range of pro-active support and resources for our construction community including a 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline, our free app and mental health training. We are finding an increasing number of construction workers calling our helpline to ask for support with getting food on their tables, and we will put food on tables and fill cupboards – this is that we do. We help those in need in really difficult times, we are non-judgmental and we are there to help.”
Colleen went on to say, “I would urge construction workers across Ireland to please pick up the phone and call our confidential 24 hour helpline, use our free text service or download our construction specific wellbeing app – please don’t ever think you are on your own, if you need help, please call us. We are here for you and your family.” More information on the help Lighthouse provide can be found at www.constructionindustryhelpline.com.
Help Inside the Hard Hat campaign
Their ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ campaign is now up and running, and a special road tour takes place to raise awareness starting on World Mental Health Day, 10th October. With the mission that “No construction worker or their family should be alone in a crisis”, the tour aims to deliver the message directly to frontline workers along with information about the crucial
services that the charity provides. The ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ team are all fully trained mental health first aiders with a down to earth approach and first-hand life experiences in construction. They give out goodie bags, interact with the site workers and on-site prizes can be won.
How can you get involved?
The Lighthouse Club Charity are asking companies and sites from across the entire island of Ireland if they would like a visit from the Hard Hat tour team to deliver the charity’s messages directly to those that might need support. There will also be a great range of prizes and freebies up for grabs. It’s a warm positive experience for those who will be able to get involved.
They hope this campaign will continue to provide the help needed for all who require it.
For any company who might be interested in a visit please register your interest here, www.constructionindustryhelpline.com/hithh-on-site.html or if you would like to sponsor any gifts for the goodie bags or prizes please get in touch with the charity’s Irish ambassador, Colleen Milligan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be a company supporter of the Lighthouse Club and help those in need across Ireland, please check out their website for more information www.lighthouseclub.org/lighthouse-company-supporter.