O’Neill & Brennan invests in social welfare and community engagement. Since we started the initiative we have experienced higher employee satisfaction, engagement, and retention. Employees feel proud to work for a company that makes a positive impact on society.

Mates in Mind

Mates in Mind was Established in 2016 by the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) with the support of the British Safety Council.

The charity aims to raise awareness, address the stigma of poor mental health, and improve positive mental wellbeing in the UK construction industry. Due to their successes within the industry, they have been able to expand their focus to other industries outside of construction, enabling more UK workplaces to drive a positive change.

They recognise every organisation is different and has its own way of dealing with mental health and wellbeing. Their Supporter Programme demonstrates 4 key elements which create their unique approach to dealing with this;

  1. To educate and inform the workforce
  2. To support an organisation in creating the right programme for them 
  3. To visibly support the framework throughout the organisation with relevant and accessible communication materials 
  4. To help build an evidence base


The Lighthouse Club

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, founded in 1956, is the only charity that provides emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families. They receive no public funding and rely on the generosity of those within the industry to help them continue their vital work.

They provide a free and confidential 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline as well as a text service 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.

They 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.

More recently, their team have delivered mental health and wellbeing support onsite to raise support and save lives through their #makeitvisible campaign.



The Samaritans are available 24/7 every day and night of the year for anyone struggling to cope. They make sure people have somewhere to turn and support when they need it most. They work with communities to let people know they’re there for them and they campaign to make suicide prevention a priority.

Every 10 seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, but they’re also taking action to prevent the crisis. They give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. They offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need. In prisons, schools, hospitals and on the rail network, Samaritans are working with people who are going through a difficult time and training others to do the same.

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. That’s why they work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.

Their 24/7 hotline is 116 123