Last Friday, 8 members of ICBA’s leadership team – including me! – took a Mental Health First Aid, designed to help us identify the signs of mental health strain and give us tools to intercede and help.

But more than the tools, it gave us confidence to ask supportive, but vital, questions. Asking “How it’s going?”, but doing so with intention and actual listening ears – this is something we can all do.

Coincidentally, this video popped up on my social feeds from Norwich City Football Club. It’s a perfect example of why it’s important to do those check-ins and ask those questions.

It doesn’t take a lot to be the person who looks out for someone else. But it may save a life.

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 for details.