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Mental health support for TRA members

13th May 2024

Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that 1.8 million workers reported they were suffering from work-related ill health in 2022/23, with approximately half of the cases down to stress, depression, or anxiety.

Mental health issues are a widespread challenge, affecting 1 in 4 people in the UK at some point in their lives. These problems, such as anxiety and depression, can have a significant impact on a person’s well-being, and the workplace can unfortunately play a role in worsening existing conditions or triggering new ones

Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety and health of their employees, and this extends to mental health. Just like any other safety hazard, work-related mental health risks need to be assessed and managed. This includes providing support to employees who may have pre-existing mental health conditions

Construction industry helpline

The TRA would like to remind members that if at any time they are looking for help, call the construction industry helpline on 0345 605 1956, or download the free app via this link

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity provides emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing support to those in the construction community and their families.

The TRA supports the Lighthouse Club and its important work to improve mental health in construction. We encourage all TRA members to access the free support tools available via the Lighthouse Club website and build a successful Mental Health culture in their workplace.

Timber Trades Benevolent Society (TTBS)

The TRA is proud to support the TTBS, which helps the retired and less fortunate in the timber industry.

The Society is funded by, national and regional fundraising activities, donations from companies and individuals connected to the timber trade and some extremely generous legacies from former members.

The TTBS not only assists aged and retired timber trade members and their dependents, but also some much younger workers who have fallen ill, or who have lost their partners and are still caring for their children.

Click here to find out more about the TTBS.

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