Ipsos just put out a global poll, looking at health concerns around the world, and mental health is now the number one concern globally, with Canada ranking among the top countries expressing this worry.

Specifically, 61% of Canadians identify mental health as one of the most pressing health problems facing our country. Not great.

For B.C. construction company leaders, this funding underscores the importance of addressing mental wellness within their workforce, especially given our industry’s unique challenges and stressors. Prioritizing mental health can not only foster a healthier work environment but also enhance productivity and employee retention.

It all starts with a conversation and building a culture that pushes back against the stigma of mental health.

ICBA Wellness can help your team – and it’s free for members.

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 100 companies and more than 10,000 construction professionals better understand mental health. This program is free for all ICBA members – check out icba.ca/wellness for details.