IUPAT Helping Hand Program

Posted March 8, 2024

I write to you, the members of Local 567 today to spread the word about the importance of mental health. We all live in a complicated and challenging world, it’s not unusual for people to encounter difficulties with finances, stress, substance misuse, family or marital relationships, or their own emotions. We recognize that these difficulties can adversely affect job performance and the overall quality of life. 

What affects one of us, affects all of us. We must stand together in unity to identify and help our fellow brothers and sisters. To watch each other’s back and lend a hand when one is down. Our union is committed to providing help for those suffering from mental health issues. If you or anyone you know is in need of help, there are solutions to getting the help they may need.

I personally am available to any of our members if they need help or just need to talk about what is going on in their lives. We also have an Employee Assistance Program free of charge for our membership and their families. This program is part of your insurance and will provide you with confidential, and professional assistance. Canopy innovative wellbeing has partnered with the Employee Painters’ Trust to bring these services to our members and their families. They can be contacted at 800-433-2320 Text: 503-850-7721 or Visit: Canopywell.com

If you or someone you know is suffering, remember you are not alone. Together we can overcome any obstacle and get your life back. Please reach out to get the help you need.

In Solidarity,

Chris O’Flaherty

LU567 Business Representative 

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