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Mental Health Week – Taking toolbox talks further

Mental Health Week – Taking toolbox talks further

At the beginning of every May, Canadians participate in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Mental Health Week.

This year there is a focus on sharing our stories, which is part of the mental health care we all need.

“Stories help build connections and strong communities. Storytelling, in all its forms, supports mental health and reduces stigma,” the CMHA highlights.

Those in construction know the importance of communication. It’s vital to ensuring worker safety. Toolbox talks are a normal part of the jobsite culture.

But these talks need to go further – and in many ways they already have.

Ridding the sector of the stigma that workers onsite can’t speak up or seek help has been a key goal behind numerous organizations, companies and associations.

In recognition of Mental Health Week, the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce has compiled a list of stories we’ve covered recently that recognize the efforts being made in the industry to make it a more welcoming, inclusive and safe space in all facets.


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