Supporting You!

As a direct result of our Big Brew campaign, we are proud to support members of the UK construction industry and their immediate families who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.

Counselling and wellbeing services

Our new Volunteer Assistance Programme has been designed to help people who find themselves struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, relationship and marital problems or financial issues.


You can access counselling and associated services including:

  • Legal information, financial information, consumer information, career guidance, life coaching, mediation, health information, cancer support, autism support, elderly care support and parent coaching.


You can access lots of help and advice to improve your wellbeing including:

  • Nutrition, fitness, general health, specific areas such as heart health, sleep strategies and the psychology of behavioural change.

For more information on the referral process, please get in touch with us by emailing:

NHS Talking Therapies

Band of Builders (BoB) has teamed up with NHS England to spread the word about NHS Talking Therapies – within the construction industry.

Talking therapies (or psychological therapies) are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help if you’re struggling with things like feelings of depression, excessive worry, social anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The service is free and confidential – and anyone can access Talking Therapies for free on the NHS. Anyone who wants to use the service can refer themselves directly without a referral from a GP.

NHS England’s partnership with BoB will help to raise awareness in UK construction – as it’s an industry where the suicide rate of tradespeople is nearly four times that of other professions.

You can find out more here:

The Construction Industry Text Support Line

New to our wellbeing service in 2022, we are proud to support members of the UK Construction sector by providing a free 24-hour text service offering support and guideance from a trained counsellor

If you are feeling low or overwhelmed, text BOB to 85258.

Text BOB Resources

Please click below to download your free 'Text BOB' resources!

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Get Involved with The Big Brew

You can support the Big Brew campaign by:

Hosting an event – sign up here.

Attending an event.

Making a donation - by clicking here.

Sharing on socials.

Click here to find out more.

Are you experiencing a mental health crisis?

If you feel like you might attempt suicide, may have seriously harmed yourself or you need urgent medical help. Please call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. Alternatively you can call your local crisis team if you have their number.

If you can't do this by yourself, ask someone to help you!

Mental health emergencies are serious and you are not wasting anyone's time.