The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity’s free Helpline App has been upgraded with a new service to improve sleep and help with insomnia.
The Charity’s NHS approved ‘Sleepstation’ is being provided completely free of charge in response to callers to its 24/7 helpline reporting difficulties with sleeping due to emotional, financial or other physical wellbeing issues.
This became most apparent during and after the pandemic, where many were still struggling with the transition back to normality, leading to a severe impact on sleeping patterns.
Sleepstation is a clinically validated sleep improvement programme which looks at all the underlying reasons why people are not sleeping. Known as cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTi), this approach has been proven to combat even the most severe insomnia and shown to be far superior to pharmaceutical interventions in both short and long-term management of sleep issues in adults of all ages.
Dedicated support teams deliver a holistic plan dependant on the issues identified, and sleep issues can be improved significantly with just four sessions.
What Sleepstation offers:
- An understanding of what is normal and what constitutes sleep deprivation
- A personal sleep assessment and expert analysis
- Confidential advice and reports
- Support from an expert team who offer personal advice.
Bill Hill, chief executive officer of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, said: “Simply by accessing our Helpline app, users can avoid lengthy waiting times and access the highest level of support without a GP referral.
“If someone is being affected by physical, financial or physical wellbeing issues, this too is likely to impact on their sleep, which means they are less likely to be able to cope, and the problem quickly spirals out of control. Moreover, as well as affecting mental wellbeing, for our construction workforce who often work with heavy machinery and plant, feeling fatigued could easily result in a serious or fatal accident on site.”
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