Each year, World Mental Health Day focuses on a particular theme. This year, as set by the World Federation for Mental Health, the theme is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority.’
Mental health problems – ranging from depression to loneliness – exist in our lives, families, workplaces and communities, impacting everyone.
For this year’s theme, we are being encouraged to think about how we can do as much as possible to prevent mental ill-health – as individuals, as a society and collectively in our workplaces.
In January this year, The Carey Group, in association with Careys Foundation, entered a partnership with the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity (the Lighthouse Club).
The Lighthouse Club has been delivering charitable support to the construction community since 1956, and is the only charity that provides emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families.
Every working day, two construction workers take their own life. We have to educate everyone in our industry to recognise the signs and symptoms of our colleagues that are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression and start the conversation to assist in their recovery.
Those working in the industry, as well as their families, can contact the Construction Industry Helpline and will be able to call the 24/7 Helpline on UK 0345 605 1956 or ROI 1800 939 122 to access:
The Carey Group are proud to continue to support the Lighthouse Club and the crucial support and services they provide.