BECG announce partnership with the Lighthouse Club
BECG is today, during Mental Health Awareness Week, delighted to announce a new charity partnership with the Lighthouse Club – The Construction Industry Charity.
The Lighthouse Club is the only charity that provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families who have suffered an injury, illness or just need some extra support.
The charity provides a 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline which is the first point of contact to access a range of completely free and confidential support services including:
- Advice on welfare and mental wellbeing
- Emergency financial aid to construction families in crisis
- Support on legal, tax and debt management matters
They also have a free mental health app which provides vital information, advice and guidance on many wellbeing topics including stress, anxiety, depression, anger and suicidal thoughts.
Last year, the Construction Industry Helpline supported over 1,600 families in crisis, with more than £1.25m of emergency financial aid provided to 620 construction families. They also helped with over 1000 cases related to mental health and wellbeing advice, debt management, tax support and legal advice.
Their ‘Building Mental Health’ website, offers a free repository of information for companies who are looking to build a positive mental health culture in their organisation.
Speaking about the partnership, BECG CEO, Stephen Pomeroy said: “We’re very proud to have become a sponsor of the Lighthouse Club. The work they’re doing to support people across the sector makes a huge difference to construction families across the UK during their hour of need.”
“Here at BECG we take the mental health of our staff extremely seriously, each one of our offices has a fully trained mental health first aider as well as offering a range of benefits to aid our employee’s work / life balance”.
To find out more about the Lighthouse Club, visit www.lighthouseclub.org