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Construction workers offered free wellbeing workshops

A charity has teamed up with a software company to offer lunchtime workshops for people working in the construction industry.

The workshops, which are free-to-attend, are being held to help address rising levels of stress and anxiety since the Coronavirus ‘lockdown’. According to the charity The Lighthouse Club, calls to its construction industry helpline have increased 25% recently, reflecting growing uncertainty facing the sector.

The offering includes mindfulness and meditation practices, top tips for resilience and ways to build a work-life balance. The sessions take place online every Thursday at 12pm, lasting 45 minutes.

The workshops are a result of a collaboration between The Lighthouse Club and construction software firm Construction Industry Solutions (COINS). Upcoming ones include:

Mon 27 April / How to Meditate more
Tues 5 May / How to Handle Stress more
Wed 13 May / Mindfulness for You more 

COINS CEO Robert Brown said:

The Lighthouse Club has been providing immensely valuable services to support construction workers and their families for many years. We are delighted once again to have the opportunity to collaborate with them in the delivery of a series of invaluable webinars which will provide construction workers with vital health and wellbeing skills during these most difficult and challenging times.

The Lighthouse Club’s ‘Construction Industry Helpline’ was formed over 60 years ago to provide welfare and support to the construction community. It now has a network of 21 regional volunteer clubs, offering support for people experiencing stress, anxiety or depression. It also provides access to other areas of support such as anger management, drug and alcohol dependency, debt management, legal advice, and emergency financial aid.

For full details about the workshops on offer each week, please visit: https://www.coins-global.com/blog/online-wellbeing-workshops-free/bp521/

For more information on the helpline, please call 0345 505 1956 or download the mobile app on Android and iOS.

 

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