We’re delighted to announce that we are walking across the width of Britain to raise awareness and funds for Lighthouse Club, an incredible charity that provides vital mental health support services to construction workers and their families.
In construction, men are sadly three times more likely to die by suicide than the national average for men. This is a shocking statistic that highlights how much change is needed in the industry.
At Urbanise, supporting mental health and wellbeing within our team and the construction industry is very important to us. That’s why we’re dedicated to doing as much as we can to shine a light on mental health awareness and advocate for change in the industry.
Our challenge begins on Friday 8 September and, over two long weekends, the Urbanise team will conquer 84 miles along the historic Hadrian’s Wall. We will be raising money for Lighthouse Club along the way and appreciate any donations, no matter how big or small.
As well as our fundraiser for Lighthouse Club, we have launched an internal mental health initiative, which aims to promote a positive cultural change, break the stigma of mental health, and provide support to our team and contractors. So far, we have introduced on-site mental health training and toolbox talks led by the Lighthouse Club and regular Wellbeing Wednesdays with a focus on different activities that promote positive mental health. The initiative will be underpinned by our first mental health and wellbeing policy, which will form part of our employee handbook going forward.
If you would like to sponsor our walk across the width of Britain, you can donate here.