Our Charity Partner, Lighthouse Club, have launched a new support service for Construction Site Workers. The new 'text HARDHAT to 85258' will complement their existing 24/7 Construction industry Helpline and Helpline App.
Just like the 24/7 helpline, the text 'HARDHAT to 85258' service is available at any time of the day or night and offers free, anonymous, and confidential support to anyone in the industry who is feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, suicidal, or simply struggling with everyday life.
Individuals can access support simply by texting the word HARDHAT to 85258. This will put them in touch with trained volunteers who will ask for a little more information about what the problem is, with the individual sharing what they feel comfortable with. The volunteers listen without judgement and can provide support and guidance on a huge variety of issues including feeling anxious, relationship problems, loneliness and isolation, abuse, addiction, depression, bullying and harassment, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts and feelings.
The text conversation will only finish when the volunteer has helped the person to reach a calm and safe place. They will also be able to provide a plan so that users can understand how to help themselves going forward and signpost to further resources or tools to provide more expert support.
If you need help or support now, or know someone that does, you can call the charity’s 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline on UK 0345 605 1956, ROI 1800 939 122, visit www.lighthouseclub.org or text HARDHAT to 85258.