About Us

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is the only charity that provides emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families. We receive no public funding and rely on the generosity of those within in the industry to help us continue our vital work.

We have been delivering charitable support to the Construction Community since 1956. Founded by a group of gentlemen who had been attending a Ministry of Public Buildings and Works Exhibition on Tyneside, when they found themselves on the seafront at Whitley Bay.

Under the light of St Mary’s Lighthouse, they vowed to extend the goodwill they enjoyed at the show by starting something to unite and benefit the entire industry. From that day forward, the Lighthouse Club was formed to offer aid and assistance to ill or injured construction workers.

What we do

A crucial element of our strategy is to provide a  range of free and widely available pro-active resources to support the industry.

24/7 Construction Industry Helpline

We provide a free and confidential 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline which is a free Employee Assistance Programme for the industry. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, the helpline provides the first point of contact for those who need to access a range of completely confidential support services including:

Construction Industry Helpline App

The 24/7 helpline is complemented by our free Construction Industry Helpline App which is the ultimate self help tool. It is aimed at those who may not feel comfortable speaking with someone or would like more information about how they can help themselves before taking the next step in seeking professional help.

Construction Focused Wellbeing and Mental Health Training

We also offer a variety of free construction focused training programmes ranging from hour long interactive wellbeing sessions through to the MHFA England approved Mental Health First Aider course.