This is a free app which is delivered and supported by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity. This app will give information, advice and guidance on many wellbeing topics including stress anxiety, depression, anger and suicidal thoughts.
Who needs the app?
We recognise that not everyone feels comfortable talking about their feelings or personal situation, so the app is aimed at construction workers who would like to find out more information about how they can perhaps help themselves or if necessary, take the next step in seeking professional help. It is a preventative tool and aims to provide support at the initial stages of a situation so that the problem does not reach a life critical stage.
How will the app help?
Users will initially be guided through a series of questions to help gain a basic understanding of what their issues are. Depending on the answers provided by the user, the app will:
Offer learning: Give detailed information about various wellbeing conditions from reliable expert sources
Assess: Provide an assessment tool to help the user understand
what is normal and what is not for each condition
Provide tools: Describe a variety of self help tools and offer easy to use coping strategies that will help users to be proactive in relieving the signs and symptoms of many of the conditions
Guide: The app will help the user gain confidence about a condition to the extent that they may feel comfortable talking about it.
Benefits: The app helps cut through the amount and complexity of information about welfare and wellbeing topics and delivers a refined list of contacts for accessing ongoing support