An estimated 703,000 people a year take their life around the world. For every suicide, there are likely 20 other people making a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide.
In 2020 there were 5,224 deaths registered in England and Wales where the cause was recorded as suicide. And specifically, within the construction sector, there is an alarming trend that those in construction roles are three times more likely to take their own lives than those in other sectors.
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.
As our key charity partner for 2022, Careys Foundation are committed to raising awareness and funds for the Lighthouse Club, supporting numerous events and initiatives. To date, this has included:
Bill Hill, Lighthouse Club CEO
We are delighted to be partnering with the Carey Group to ensure that their employees, supply chain and customers know all about our services. From providing us with significant financial support and publicising our helpline numbers on their vehicles, they are helping us introduce even more proactive services as well as raising awareness.
They have also hosted our Help Inside the Hard Hat on site at various locations across the country which ensures that we are reaching our 'boots on the ground' workforce and letting them know about all the support available to them. Thank you to the Carey Group and their teams for all their support.
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.