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Construction industry series: CURT Members Address Opioids and Suicide PreventionThroughout 2020 and continuing into 2021, the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) and The VOICE have been focusing attention on the interface between mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention in the construction industry. This article is the next installment in this series and features three CURT members who shared their stories of addressing opioids and suicide prevention.
I’m Still Standing: Skills to Manage Stress and BurnoutOver the last 18+ months, employees have faced unprecedented challenges resulting in a significant impact on the mental health of many of us. We’ve all felt stress throughout this pandemic, an understandable dynamic that’s showing up inside the workplace as well as outside of the workplace. Many employees are feeling the strain from an increased or fluctuating workload, while continuing to juggle issues around parenting, elder care, ongoing health concerns, social/friend networks and more – a recipe for burnout. In this 30-minute webinar, R3 Continuum’s Vice President of Crisis Response Clinical Services, Jeff Gorter, MSW, LMSW, will offer expert insight and advice to help employees who are dealing with stress and burnout. We’ll examine best practice tips to help understand the impacts of prolonged stress, as well as provide resources that can help to re-engage with resolve and purpose.
Making Remote Work : National Remote Work StrategyThe pandemic has changed our world. It has also changed the world of work forever. Millions of people and businesses around the world had to change overnight moving from the office to home working and from interactions that occurred in person to interactions that occurred mainly on-line. This shift might have taken decades if it had been planned. Instead it took days. I believe that when the pandemic is over, many of us will return to the office, but things will never be the same again. Video-conferencing will be more common and travelling for work much less so. While some people will work full-time from the office or from home, most of us will be blended workers, working sometimes from the office and other times from home, a hub or on the go.