We are the only charity that provides physical,mental and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families in the UK and Ireland. We provide a confidential 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline and supporting app which provides information, advice and guidance on a huge variety of wellbeing issues.
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:
We also deliver a variety of mental health and wellbeing training courses to help both individuals and businesses adopt a better mental health culture in their organisation.
Help your construction workforce gain access to our invaluable support services by ordering your construction industry helpline pack which includes A2 posters for your site or office and handy wallet-sized cards.
Find out more about our Construction Industry Helpline and App
Watch our video to find out more about our helpline and app, providing vital information, advice and guidance on many wellbeing topics including stress, anxiety, depression, anger and suicidal thoughts. If you’d like to use this video for your Toolbox Talk or to let your employees know where they can turn to for help, you can download it here.
A bit of history behind our charity
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has been delivering Charitable Welfare and Support to the Construction Community since 1956. It all began one evening when a group of gentlemen who had been attending a Ministry of Public Buildings and Works Exhibition on Tyneside, 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. Soon after, the club introduced the Lighthouse Club Benevolent Fund, which offered aid and assistance to construction workers who suffered an accident or illness and started small by providing Christmas hampers.