Construction is about people we need to ensure the wellbeing of those working within the industry
Construction workers will now get access to new mental health support after statistics found two people in the industry take their own life every working day.
Thousands of workers will be able to speak to independent people with lived experiences offering emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support at the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity (Lighthouse Club).
Kier UK has become an annual Company Supporter of the charity meaning all colleagues and people working within Kier’s wider supply chain will have access to support when they need it.
Kier Group’s Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Sustainability Director Chris Lilley said: “We want to ensure our people and supply chain go home safely every day.
“By looking after the wellbeing of our people and those from our valued supply chain, we’re supporting them to bring their best selves to work and encouraging them to make safe decisions.
“By supporting the construction charity, the Lighthouse Club, we’re ensuring our people and supply chain have direct and immediate access to support that is adapted to their needs, tackling issues they may be facing and giving them the best support possible.
“At Kier, we prioritise wellbeing in the same way as health and safety. We currently provide mental health support through a network of over 500 mental health first aiders and our employee assistance programme.”
Statistics, following research by the Lighthouse Club, also show over 20% of work-related absence in the construction industry is caused by stress, anxiety, or depression.