Construction Working Minds Summit to be held Feb. 28-29 in Kansas City, MO

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“Scaffolding and Scaling: Reaching All with Construction Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, and Addiction Recovery” is the theme of the third annual international Construction Working Minds Summit. National nonprofit organizations United Suicide Survivors International (US) and the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) are the hosts and dozens of construction contractors, unions and professional associations have stepped in to sponsor the event including the presenting sponsors JE Dunn, the United Association of Piping Trades, and Milwaukee Tool.

Standing in Solidarity

“We are inspired to see the construction industry stand in solidarity to face these daunting mental health concerns. Our scope and attendance have grown significantly since our inaugural summit in 2022, and this is an exciting and hopeful time in our movement,” said Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, US president and Summit co-founder and co-chair.

The momentum for the mental health movement in construction is remarkable. A recent study found a high level of interest within the industry in worker well-being. Fifty-two percent of contractors reported wanting more resources for managing mental health, suicide, and opioid use. Findings revealed an increase in integrating mental health into safety and health strategies and a need for greater adoption across the industry.

Since 2022, the Construction Working Minds Summit has aimed to bring construction mental health advocates together to take

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Publish date : 2024-02-01 21:54:00

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