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Tue, Jul 18


SMART Local 47 Training Center

Building Mental Health in the Construction Workplace - Mental Health Awareness

This two day 'Train the Trainer' Mental Health Awareness training package is for union educators to deliver to union members, apprentices, officers, and representatives. This course covers the importance of mental heath, how the workplace affects your mental heath, and how to support workers.

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Building Mental Health in the Construction Workplace - Mental Health Awareness
Building Mental Health in the Construction Workplace - Mental Health Awareness

Time & Location

Jul 18, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – Jul 19, 2023, 3:30 p.m.

SMART Local 47 Training Center, 765 Green Creek Dr, Gloucester, ON K1J 1K6, Canada


About the event

The Ontario Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario is proud to partner with the Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec Building Trades Council, as well as SMART Local 47 to present this training opportunity. 

The 'Train the Trainer' program will take approximatly 12 hours to complete over the course of two days, July 18-19th 2023, 9:00am to 3:30pm, including active class time and homework/preparation. This program is being offered to train your trainers, to then teach this program. 

Lunch will be provided. Participants are required to bring their own notepads and writing equipment they need for notes.

After completing this course, participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Be confident to approach a worker they may be concerned about and initiate a conversation.
  • Understand potential mental health risks and protective factors in the workplace and how these may impact workers.
  • Know what support and resources are available for workers.
  • Be able to deliver informal ‘toolbox talks’ to workers about mental health in the workplace.

The mental health course is broken down into the following modules:

  • MODULE 1: What is Mental Health
  • MODULE 2: The relationship between the construction workplace and Mental Health
  • MODULE 3: Anxiety and Depression
  • MODULE 4: Taking action to support a worker.

All the materials will be offered as worksite toolbox talks.

The training will be delivered at the SMART Local 47 Training Center at 765 Green Creek Drive, Ottawa, Ont, K1J1K6. 


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