Research shows that two construction workers take their own lives every day, and so a new app has been created to give them mental health advice.
The Construction Industry Helpline app is the result of a collaboration between the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, construction software firm ‘COINS’ and ‘Building Mental Health’. It follows on from the Lighthouse charity’s 24 hour helpline for those in mental health crisis.
Free of charge, and 100% confidential the app will provide information, advice and guidance on many wellbeing topics including stress, anxiety, depression, anger and suicidal thoughts.
It will be launched on Friday 7 December at the charity’s annual Christmas Lunch at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in London.
Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity said: “We recognise that not everyone feels comfortable talking about their feelings or personal situation, so the Construction Industry Helpline app is aimed at people who would like to find out more information about how they can perhaps help themselves or if necessary, take the next step in seeking professional help.
“It is a preventative tool and provides support at the initial stages of a situation so that the problem does not reach a life critical stage.”
COINS has more than 35 years of developing software solutions for construction companies, and is also passionate about giving something back to the industry.
CEO Robert Brown said: “Collaborating with the Lighthouse Construction Industry in building this important app to help support construction workers and their families has been a privilege.
“It is great way for COINS to give something back to the construction industry and hope that it will be a great help to both construction workers and their families when they need it the most.”
You can download the Construction Industry Helpline app on Google Play or the App Store today.