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September 9, 2019

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World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day 2019: Download your resource pack and poster

This year, World Suicide Prevention Day takes place on Tuesday 10 September.

depressionSince its inception in 2013, World Suicide Prevention Day has grown into a global annual event, with the aim to raise awareness about preventing suicides.

An estimated one million people die of suicide every year and, according to research commissioned by Public Health England, males working in the construction are some of the most at risk.

Mates in Mind enables UK organisations, of any size, to improve their workforces’ mental health, providing skills, clarity and confidence to employers on how to raise awareness, improve understanding and address the stigma that surrounds mental health.

It can be daunting to open a conversation about suicide prevention and mental ill-health. Where do you start? What do you say? Who do you talk to? How do you make it more than a one-off conversation? That’s where the charity comes in.

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 It has developed a resource pack to aid employers in addressing and taking action to prevent suicides and improve the mental health of their workforce.

The charity has created a pack and awareness poster, which can be used by workplaces to raise awareness and to begin to move towards a more inclusive and engaged workforce.

You can also download the pack and poster from the Mates in Mind website.

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