ICBA’s Chris Gardner and Mike Martens are in today’s Journal of Commerce talking about the work of ICBA Wellness and our Wellness Ambassador, Corey Hirsch. From the piece:

ICBA started a new mental wellness program several years ago with a very clear focus, said ICBA BC President Chris Gardner.

“Make it easy for people to start a conversation about mental health. Remove the stigma, the awkwardness and the embarrassment,” Gardner said.

“Because we have a wave of mental health challenges that are overwhelming our entire economy. We can see it in our homes, on our streets, in our businesses.

“We’ve got to start having those conversations.”

Read the full article HERE.

Each week, ICBA’s Jordan Bateman reflects on what we’ve learned as we participate in ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program. ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program is helping more than 90 companies and nearly 10,000 construction professionals better understand mental health. This program is free for all ICBA members – check out icba.ca/wellness for details.