Looking after yourself and each other


December’s Health and Wellbeing focus is Loneliness

Loneliness is a natural human emotion – we are hardwired to need social connections. By talking about it, we can support ourselves and others. 

Investing time in developing relationships will support and enrich you every day and will help you overcome loneliness.

Confide in a friend

Sharing your feelings with someone you trust is a great first step to addressing feelings of loneliness.

Get involved

Join activities or groups that interest you. This is a great way to meet like minded people and have fun.

Don't suffer in (total) silence

Having the radio or TV on for background noise can help reduce feelings of loneliness.

Practice mindfulness

Meditation, yoga and other mindfulness activities are highly effective at reducing feelings of loneliness.

Spend time in nature

Spending time outdoors and nature is known as a mood booster, and a great way to forget about your worries. Have a look at volunteer opportunities in your local area.

Keep in touch

Regular contact with loved ones is important for connection and belonging. Video calls are a great alternative to in person chats.

Connecting with your work colleagues

Connecting over the festive period

Did you know that… 36% of people are too embarrassed to admit they are lonely during the holiday season?

The holiday season is renowned for being a time for festive cheer, celebration and grand expectations – however, in reality it can be a taxing time mentally, emotionally, physically and financially for many people.

If you are feeling stressed, anxious or lonely – reach out to the Lighthouse Construction Charity who are available for free 24 hours, 7 days a week to support and your family with any personal issues, listen to how you are feeling and provide you with help and guidance.

• Call 0345 605 1956 (UK)

• Text HARDHAT to 85258 (UK)

• Download the free Construction Industry support app

Remember, you're not alone and there's lots of support and activities available to help you connect with others.

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