The SPOA has a longstanding relationship with the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, the only charity dedicated to the emotional, physical and financial wellbeing of construction workers and their families. Throughout September, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is running a campaign to raise awareness of suicide and get the message out there that suicide is preventable not inevitable.
Starting the conversation
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is encouraging everyone to start a conversation, whether it's with your friends, families or your co-workers. By creating an open conversation, we can share experiences and give people the hope and confidence to take action in supporting others.
Here are some tips for having a conversation:
Help is available
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts and feelings, you can reach out for free and confidential support using the following services:
Watch this video to find out more.