Confidential help and information
If you or someone you know needs support, urgent help or would just like someone to talk to, there are a variety of confidential services available. Your organisation may also give you confidential access to counselling and advice line services.
- Construction Industry Helpline: 0345 605 1956
Provided by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and supported by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the helpline advises on a range of matters including occupational health and wellbeing, support and advice for people with stress, and home worries such as divorce, tax and financial concerns. The services can also provide emergency financial aid to the construction community in times of crisis.
- Samaritans: 116 123
The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. 24/7 support for people who are in despair or suicidal.
- Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393 (or text 86463)
The team at the leading mental health charity Mind can provide information on a range of topics including types of mental health problem, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments.
- Workplace mental health support service: 0300 4568114
Provided by Remploy, in partnership with Access to Work, WMHSS offers a free and confidential support service to help you remain in your job when it is being affected by stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health issue (whether diagnosed or not). If you are finding work difficult or you are absent from work their advisors will help you make a wellbeing plan and support you with workplace adjustments, including how to get support from your employer.
- Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
CALM provide a helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall, who need to talk or find information and support. The helpline is open 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. They also offer a webchat service between the same hours.
- Prevention of Young Suicide (Papyrus)
Papyrus provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person. Their HOPELineUK service is staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to; children, teenagers and people up to the age of 35. They can be contacted on 0800 068 41 41, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or SMS 07786 209697
- Big White Wall
A safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping yet willing to support each other by sharing their troubles. The site is guided by trained professionals.