Wednesday, January 19th 2022

Mental Health Mindfulness: Substance Abuse & Addiction

Happy New Year!

We are proud and excited to continue raising awareness and providing resources for our employees in 2022 with our Mental Health Mindfulness topics. This month we will be focusing on a topic that is unfortunately, very prevalent in our industry: Substance Abuse & Addiction.

22-01-17 - Substance Abuse

Jobs within the construction industry are tough, physically demanding, and there are many hazards we must look out for in order to stay safe on the job. Studies are finding that there is another danger amongst our industry, that being the risk of drug & alcohol abuse.

22-01-17 - Substance Abuse 2

Additional Resources

Healthlink BC: 811 (for health information and advice)
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: 1-800-665-1822 or 604-875-2084
First Nations Health Authority: 604-666-6458
Association of BC First Nations Treatment Programs: 778-526-2501

24/7 Resources for Mental Health:

For immediate support (BC residents) call: 310-6789 (no area code needed)

British Columbia Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
Vancouver Island Crisis Hotline: 1-888-464-3888 or text 250-800-3806
Northern BC Crisis Hotline: 1-888-562-1214
Indigenous Adult Crisis Hotline: 250-723-4050
Indigenous Youth Crisis Hotline: 250-723-2040
Canada Suicide Prevention Hotline: 833-456-4566
Kid’s Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868
Youth in BC Distress Hotline: 604-872-3311
Seniors’ Distress Hotline: 604-872-1234

For basic food & shelter needs, mental health, addiction support, seniors support and much more call or text 2-1-1

For online support and chats you can visit the following:
Crisis Centre Chat
Faithful Counselling