Hudson Contract highlighting mental health help for tradespeople during pandemic

Bridlington-based firm Hudson Contract has highlighted the support available to tradespeople and their families suffering from mental health or financial problems during the pandemic.

Friday, 15th January 2021, 8:59 pm
Ian Anfield, managing director of Hudson Contract. Picture Bruce Rollinson

The family-owned group is working with the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity to raise awareness of the organisation’s vital activities throughout its wide industry network.

The helpline provides a 24/7 safety net for all construction workers and their families, offering advice on welfare and mental wellbeing, emergency financial aid and support on legal, tax and debt management matters.

Hudson has published an advert for the Lighthouse Club’s Construction Industry helpline on the back of 18,300 paper tax statements posted earlier this month.

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The industry had an estimated 21,000 work-related cases of stress, anxiety or depression last year, according to the Health and Safety Executive.

Ian Anfield, managing director of Hudson Contract, said: “Everyone knows someone who is suffering from stress, anxiety or depression and financial problems are commonplace.

“The covid crisis has exacerbated many of these issues with all of us having to operate through considerable challenges and uncertainty.

“In these times, it is so important that we raise awareness of the help and support that is available to everyone in our industry.

“We are proud to promote the excellent work of the Lighthouse Club.”