Strategies to Reduce Stigma | Education

Aug 23, 2023

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Strategies to Reduce Stigma | Education

In our journey towards creating a more supportive and understanding work environment, educating ourselves about substance use, mental health, chronic pain, and other often-misunderstood conditions is essential. By gaining a deeper understanding of these topics, we can break down preconceived notions and approach them from a non-judgmental standpoint. Luckily, our industry places great emphasis on training and education, but it’s time to expand our horizons to cover topics that may have been overlooked. Offering education not only provides team members with knowledge but also sends a powerful message that these topics are open for discussion, and we are committed to supporting each other. Education can take various forms, from brief safety meetings or toolbox talks to comprehensive onboarding training or specialized courses. Consider exploring the following training options to further your team’s understanding:

The Tailgate Toolkit:

  • Toolbox Talk
  • Supervisor Training
  • Naloxone Training

The Mental Health Commission of Canada:

  • Being a Mindful Employee
  • The Working Mind
  • Mental Health First Aid

Pain BC/Live Plan Be: