Here is a collection of resources and useful sites for information and support services.
We will be regularly adding to this page, so be sure to check back regularly for any more updates.
Mates in Mind was established by the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) with the support of the British safety Council. It is a registered charity operating in the UK, which aims to provide clear information to employers on available support and guidance on mental health, mental illness and mental wellbeing.
The Zero suicide alliance is a collaborative of NHS trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. They provide easily accessible FREE online suicide prevention training which aims to enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour.
Lighthouse Club are the only charity that provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families who have suffered an injury, long term illness or just need a helping hand.
Managed and funded by the Lighthouse Club construction industry charity, the Construction industry helpline provides a 24/7 safety net for all construction workers and their families in the UK and Ireland. It is a charitable service funded by the industry, for the industry and provides emergency financial aid, advice on occupational health and mental wellbeing and support on legal, tax and debt management matters.
The hub of hope is a national mental health database which brings together organisations, charities large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support. You can search for local services using postcode.
CALM – stands for the Campaign Against Living Miserably and they are an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. They campaign to spread awareness of suicide and its devastating impact, whilst facilitating supportive spaces in workplaces and many other environments. They also run a free and confidential helpline and webchat 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk.
Building Mental Health is an online portal of information and resources surrounding mental health, led by industry experts.
This link takes you to Building Mental Health’s template Tool box talk on Mental health. It comes with guidance, videos and is fully scripted so can be used in its current format, or can be adapted to suit your needs. All you need to do is click on the yellow speech bubble and it will open up the ready made PowerPoint in a new window for you.
The considerate constructors scheme spotlight on mental health contains facts and figures relating to mental health in the construction industry as well as legal information and some examples of best practice.
Mental Health at Work is full of tools and resources to help employers, managers and colleagues in organisations of all sizes, improve mental health within their workplace.
Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney provide a range of support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low mood, depression or stress. The services are free to people over the age of 16 living in Norfolk & Waveney and can be accessed via referral from you GP or any other health or social care professional, or via self referral on their website.