Wain Homes welcomed The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity to three of our developments recently to help raise awareness of mental health wellbeing in our industry.
The Lighthouse Club’s ‘Make it Visible’ campaign sets out to combat construction worker suicide and the charity delivered ‘Tool Box Talks’ on the importance of looking after health and wellbeing to our teams at Mulgrove Farm Village in Bristol, Saxon Gate in Ivybridge and Higher Trewhiddle in St Austell, with more visits scheduled for our North West sites in June.
The visits involved the charity’s counsellors starting the day by welcoming staff, explaining the aims of the charity and having casual conversations about current and previous mental health experiences people may be facing, with a focus on the importance of looking after your health and wellbeing.
The team then presented a more formal ‘Tool Box Talk’, where they shared their own lived experiences and struggles, giving staff more knowledge on the topic and hopefully opening the conversation for them to get involved.
Afterwards, they continued speaking to the group and encouraged discussions or one-to-one chats.
Lisa Partridge, Wain Group HR Manager who organised the visits, said: “The ‘Make it Visible’ initiative aims to set a deliverable and measurable plan of action for wellbeing that can reach the boots on the ground.
“The welfare and wellbeing of our people is of paramount importance and we hope the visits to our developments helped raise awareness of the additional support that is available to them and their families."
More information about Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity can be found here.