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Charity launches hard hat campaign

12 May 2021

THE LIGHTHOUSE Construction Industry Charity is launching its hard hitting and poignant ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ campaign to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. The campaign aims to raise awareness of mental wellbeing issues in our industry and more importantly, how our workforce can reach out for help.

This is a campaign to get construction talking and it addresses the perception that construction workers are often seen as being ‘hard’ on the outside; always ready with a quip or keeping up with the alpha male image on site or at work. But research shows that simply isn’t true and the charity deals first hand with the results of not addressing issues ‘inside the hard hat’. The vibrant posters and hoardings deliver four thought provoking quotes;

“He was our big mouth - he’d always have an answer for everything, except for why he should still be here”

“He was the last off site every day, then one night he left us way too early”

“He was such a polite lad; it didn’t make sense when he left without saying goodbye”

“He was the joker. The one who made everyone on-site cry with laughter and then one morning, we just cried”

All of the campaign resources are available to download free of charge from the charity’s website so that everyone can get involved with helping inside the hard hat. There are a variety of poster sizes to choose from and companies can add their logo to show they are proudly supporting the campaign.

For those companies that want to ‘go large’ with their support, artwork suitable for hoardings and site buildings can also be provided free of charge.

The campaign is also being supported by the Considerate Constructor’s Scheme who are despatching free posters to all registered sites and also including free posters with all of the charity’s Construction Industry Helpline Packs.

The charity provides a 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline which provides a range of free and confidential wellbeing support services and this is complemented by their free Construction Industry Helpline App which offers expert guidance on a huge variety of wellbeing issues. They also offer a variety of free construction focussed training ranging from hour long interactive wellbeing sessions through to the MHFA England approved Mental Health First Aider course.

Companies can get involved by downloading their free posters and displaying them both within their sites and offices and also on site hoarding to make a really big impact. The charity is then urging everyone to take photos of their posters in situ and post them on social media to raise as much awareness as possible.

For more information and to download free resources visit Help Inside the Hard Hat