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Wellness

Wellbeing In Construction Workplaces

You’ve worked hard to make your job sites physically safe. But like a growing number of employers, you know that creating a truly healthy workplace doesn’t end there. Mental health, physical fitness, and inclusive and respectful workplaces are among the factors that, in combination, help employees to bring their best selves to work every day.

Promoting employee wellbeing and healthy workplace cultures can be especially challenging in construction, with its often irregular hours and multiple and sometimes remote job sites. And many construction workers still fit the “strong silent” profile, and may not find it easy to open up about mental health in particular.

What doesn’t get talked about, doesn’t get better – and will quite likely get worse. And that in turn is bad for workplace productivity and can lead to sometimes tragic outcomes for individual employees.

Only 23% of Canadians feel comfortable talking to their employers about mental illness.

Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

How We Can Help You Promote Wellbeing

ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program is designed to create lasting workplace culture change, with benefits for both employers and employees. Our program is:

Holistic

Addressing diverse, inter-connected themes that collectively influence employee wellbeing

Ongoing and Inclusive

Companies sign on for a full year, and make the program available to all employees, creating shared momentum that can truly influence workplace culture

Informed by Expertise

The program was developed and is delivered with the support of leading experts on mental health and other themes

Purpose Built

Designed for the construction sector, the program delivers actionable information in easy-to-access and relatable ways

1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental health problem in any given year


Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada

12 Monthly Themes

  1. Mental Health Stigma
  2. Respectful Workplaces
  3. Physical Health
  4. Pain Avoidance and Addictions
  5. Mental Health – Suicide Prevention
  6. Diversity and Inclusion
  7. Mental Health – Depression and Anxiety
  8. Emotional Intelligence
  9. Psychological Safety in the Workplace
  10. Cancer Awareness
  11. Financial Fitness
  12. Reflection

Materials Delivered Monthly

Theme-specific materials are delivered in digital formats:

  • Overview of theme and resources
  • Multiple short educational pieces
  • Multiple toolbox talks
  • Site posters
  • Virtual professional development courses (optional add-on)

Plus an engaging, self-paced online course, delivering informative multi-media content, including practical tips and links to other resources.

Why Make ICBA Your Workplace Wellness Partner

  • We represent a large segment of the B.C. construction industry, and understand your business and your workforce
  • With a long track record in benefits-services and training delivery, we have extensive and highly relevant expertise
  • We believe in customer service, and with a dedicated Wellness Coordinator on our staff will ensure smooth and seamless program onboarding and implementation

Contact us today

ICBA Wellness Team

Email: wellness@icba.ca

Toll-free: 800.663.2865

Cost to Canadian Economy of Mental Health Problems:

$51B
PER YEAR

$20B
WORK RELATED

Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada

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