We Offer Therapy for Trades Workers in Edmonton & Sherwood Park
Long hours, stressful work situations, unpredictable schedules, extended trips away from home, and seasonal disruptions are all reasons that contribute to the mental health crisis among trades workers. Trades workers can include construction workers, plumbers, pipe fitters, welders, truck drivers, labourers, oil field workers and more. Studies have shown that 1 in 2 trades workers live with anxiety, depression, anger issues and stress related to their job. In fact, mental health issues among trades workers is significantly more prevalent than any other industry. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding mental health often deters people, especially men, to seek appropriate help when experiencing signs of distress. Our counsellors provide a caring and compassionate environment for individuals to develop resilience, coping strategies and begin to heal.
Signs of Mental Distress
Increased Absence From Work
Prolonged Periods of Sadness
Alcohol or Drug Consumption
Feeling Stressed and Burned Out
Headaches & Chronic Pain
Increased Anger & Irritability
Decreased Quality of Work
Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety and stress related issues are extremely prevalent among trades workers. Among the various causes, finances, tension with customers and supplies, high workload, job security, and lack of work tend to cause the most amount of distress. Speaking to a mental health professional can alleviate some of the stress while also providing the individual with strategies that they can apply every day to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Trades Worker Unions and Mental Health Benefits
Unions have taken an increasingly vocal role to tackle the mental health crisis among tradespeople. Along with combating harassment, bullying and discrimination in the work place, unions have pushed to negotiate mental health benefits and employee assistance programs, while also promoting mental health awareness to challenge the stigma. Unionized trades workers often have access to mental health benefits that cover several sessions with a registered psychologist.
How Can Counselling Help?
If you are living with anxiety, depression, anger, stress, PTSD, OCD or any other mental health condition that is negatively impacting your wellbeing, counselling can help. Counsellors help individuals recognize and challenge unhelpful thoughts, feelings and believes, while also offering effective coping strategies that help ease day to day struggles.