Yes, this episode is about a massive construction industry, but it's as much about changing ANY culture regarding Substance Use and Mental Health!
In this podcast episode, you'll hear from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and two of its industry leaders who are effectively changing the construction industry's culture. In addition, the episode focuses on IUPAT's efforts to support mental health and substance use and how they proactively change stigmas and add supportive services to their Union and family members.
The conversation covers the challenges of working in construction and how IUPAT's peer support program provides resources and support to address these issues. Workers have a safe and confidential space to discuss their struggles and receive peer support.
The interview also discusses the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use in the construction industry and how IUPAT is working to change the culture by providing education and resources to its members. IUPAT's approach to mental health and substance use support is seen as the model for the industry, and the conversation provides insights into the program's structure and effectiveness.
Overall, this informative and in-depth episode highlights IUPAT's leadership in changing the construction culture and provides insights into how other industries can make necessary changes. Tune in to learn more about IUPAT's proactive support programs and how they break down construction industry stigmas.
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