UK rental company Speedy has donated a van to the Lighthouse (Lighthouse Club) Construction Industry Charity to support its MakeItVisible campaign.
The campaign was launched in February 2022 with an aim to encourage those working in construction to talk about mental health and overall wellbeing, raising awareness of what is a particularly serious issue in the male dominated construction and related industries, most often due to a lack of openness and macho nature of work in construction. The team has already visited almost 500 sites and engaged with nearly 30,000 people.
In addition to classic building sites, the team has visited, rental companies and builders’ merchants, delivering ‘Toolbox Talks while providing an opportunity for anyone to engage, ask questions and chat on a one to one basis.
Sarah Bolton of the Lighthouse charity said: "We have been overwhelmed by the industry's support for the campaign and Speedy Hire's generosity in supplying this vehicle that will enable us to reach even more people. We know that by simply having a conversation, our on-site team has made a life changing and lifesaving impact.”
“We have already spoken with 280 individuals who were on the brink of taking their own lives, and by talking to our team, they have received immediate support and we have been able to put in place interventions to help them manage their issues in a positive way."