If you're not ok, you're not on your own.
Together, we can take the steps needed to get support.

Whether you’re a Tarmac employee, a contractor working in the construction industry or a member of the public, or maybe you’ve come across this page as you’re thinking about a loved one, a friend or a colleague who is not feeling themselves, and you’re not sure where to direct them…
There is help available.


Mates in Mind is a leading UK charity raising awareness and addressing the stigma of poor mental health. This charity promotes and lead on the development of positive mental wellbeing within the workplace, working across industries, focusing on construction, as well as related sectors including transport, logistics, manufacturing, and others.

If you’re an employer, looking for a new approach to raising awareness, improving understanding and addressing the stigma of mental ill-health within your organisation, Mates in Mind also provide support to employers in providing clear information about the available support and guidance on mental health and wellbeing.

Mates In Mind offer a "BeAMate" text support service. To use the service, simply text “BeAMate” to 85258 and trained volunteers can help with issues including anxiety, stress, loneliness or depression and are available 24/7.

Helplines (provided by the Shout text service)

Text: BeAMate to 85258

Available 24/7

Additional services available

If you're in crisis and need to talk right now, there are many helplines staffed by trained people ready to listen.


Construction Worker Helplines

Call: 0808 801 0372

Email: [email protected]

Available 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.

B&CE’s Charitable Trust was set up in 1991 and has since helped thousands of people and funded research into occupational health and safety in the construction industry.

This charity offers help for individuals and their dependants needing financial or emotional support, information, guidance, and advice – or grants for training.


CALM – Campaign against living miserably

Call: 0800 58 58 58 (UK)

Webchat: www.thecalmzone.net/get-support

Available 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year.

Through life saving services, provocation, and collective action, CALM has been leading the campaign against living miserably for almost two decades.

This charity provides both helpline and webchat services for anyone who needs to talk about anything affecting them where they can find helpful information and support.


Hub of Hope

Helpline: Enter your postcode via the website or local town to find relevant, accessible, and nearby support services in your area.

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place.

To date, the Hub of Hope has directed hundreds of thousands of people to life-changing and even life-saving support, and it is now the UK’s go-to mental health support signposting tool, with thousands of local, regional, and national support groups and services listed.



Call: 0300 123 3393

Email: [email protected]

Available 9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday.

For over 60 years, Mind has worked to improve the lives of all people with experience of mental health problems, offering help whenever needed through their information, advice, and local services.

The aim of this charity is to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, and to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.


PAPYRUS – Prevention of young suicide

Call: 0800 068 4141 (HOPELINE247)

Text: 07860039967 (HOPELINE247)

Email: [email protected]

Available 24/7.

Papyrus is a UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

Founded in 1997, the PAPYRUS suicide prevention helpline (HOPELINE247) is staffed by trained advisers, who work with and offer confidential support to young people, and anybody concerned for a young person, to help keep them safe from suicide.



Call: 116 123

Email: [email protected]

Both options are available 24/7.

Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection across the UK.

This charity provides help and support day and night for anyone struggling to manage, who needs someone to listen without judgment or pressure, providing people with ways to cope and the skills to be there for others.


The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

Call: 0345 609 1956

Text: HARDHAT to 85258

Both options are available 24/7.

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is the only service which is 100% dedicated to the emotional, physical and financial wellbeing of construction workers and their families.

This service offers support to those struggling with their mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.


Text shout

Text: 85258

Shout is the UK’s first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Having launched in 2019, this charity has had more than 1.7 million conversations with people who need help and support.