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Keyline encourages civils industry to look after mental health

  • 7 May 2021

Keyline Civils Specialist is teaming up with the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity to launch a social media campaign encouraging the civils sector to open up about mental health and wellbeing.

The construction industry is working hard to improve health and safety on site. However, when it comes to supporting mental health and wellbeing, more still needs to be done.

Keyline Survey

According to a recent Keyline survey, 53% of responding construction workers have struggled with their mental health. 44% of those have never spoken to anyone about this.

In response to the survey findings, Keyline is launching a social media awareness campaign, #TOUGHTALK, in partnership with the Lighthouse Club.

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This is to encourage its customers and those working across the civils sector to do more to support workers’ mental wellbeing and reduce the number of construction workers affected by mental health issues.

Keyline is using its platform to raise awareness of the Lighthouse Club, the only charity with a dedication to offering support specifically to those working in the construction sector.

The charity funds the Construction Industry Helpline, which is a lifeline for so many and offers 24/7 confidential mental, physical and financial support for all UK and Ireland construction workers and their families.

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‘OK to ask for help’

Dean Pinner, Managing Director at Keyline, comments: “Looking after our own and each other’s mental wellbeing is something that is very important to us here at Keyline.

“We are working hard to ensure colleagues feel comfortable and confident speaking openly about the challenges they face, and we want to encourage our colleagues across the industry to do the same.

“Of course, physical safety remains a key focus for us too – but we understand that safety goes beyond this and that it includes mental health, belonging, diversity and inclusion also.

“It has been a hard year and we are dedicated to doing what we can to help our colleagues and those across the industry reach out and get the help that they need.

“I know that it can be tough to talk – but it is OK to ask for help, and we can all ask a colleague if they are alright or if they need help. And if people do ask it is great that they can rely on charities like the Lighthouse Club for the support that they need.”

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