Free online 'wellbeing workshops' for construction sector

08/04/2020
Dominic Browne

A series of free online ‘wellbeing workshops’ will be held through a new collaboration between the Lighthouse Club charity and leading construction software firm Construction Industry Solutions (COINS).

The series of free online lunchtime workshops have been announced for people working in construction, and aim to provide mental health support including advice on mindfulness and meditation, resilience and controlling stress.

Full details of the wellbeing workshops can be found here.

Sessions, which last for 45 minutes, will run weekly starting from 16 April and take place at 12 noon:

  • Thurs 16 April / Top tips for resilience 
  • Fri 24 April / Build a work-life Balance 
  • Mon 27 April / How to meditate 
  • Tues 5 May / How to handle stress 
  • Wed 13 May / Mindfulness for you

Bill Hill, CEO of The Lighthouse Club charity, said: '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.'

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.

Calls to the UK’s ‘Construction Industry Helpline’ have increased 25% over the past 10 days reflecting the rising levels of anxiety and insecurity within the construction industry.

The Lighthouse Club has also raised £56,000 towards its target of £1m for its new Construction Workers Family Crisis Appeal to help people in construction and their families through the coronavirus crisis.

You can donate to the fund here.

COINS has over 35 years of developing software solutions for construction companies. 

CEO, Robert Brown, adds: '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.'

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