Mates in Mind


World Mental Health Day: Prevention is the best cure

British Safety Council has urged employers to safeguard employee mental health and invest in workplace wellbeing. Read More

Suicide hotlines

A list of trusted suicide prevention resources that we encourage you share around your colleagues and workplace. Read More

World Suicide Prevention Day: ‘We have a big challenge ahead’, says Mates in Mind

There were over 6,500 suicides registered in the UK last year alone, highlighting the importance of days like World Suicide Prevention Day in the quest to help raise awareness about suicide prevention. Read More

Understanding suicide in construction

A recent Guardian report into suicides at the Hinkley Point C project is a call-for-action. Dr Nick Bell discusses the wider implications for the construction industry. Read More

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

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

Scaffolding Association looks to drive mental health awareness with new partnership

The Scaffolding Association has become a Mates in Mind supporter, joining a community of more than 270 other organisations across the UK working in partnership to help to tackle the issue of mental health. Read More

Row alongside Olympians raising money for Mates in Mind in Regatta London

Two teams of distinguished, retired Olympic rowers will be joining the Mates in Mind team for the inaugural Regatta London, taking place on the River Thames on Sunday 29 September. Read More

Is a little knowledge a dangerous thing when it comes to mental health?

Do you need to be an expert to have a conversation with someone struggling with their mental health? Some say that you do. Some advocate not using peer to peer support systems because ‘a little knowledge is a dangerous thing’. Read More

Mates in Mind welcomes conversations on mental health following Mental Health Awareness Week

Last week, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Mates in Mind joined more than 250 supporters and partners, consisting of almost 200,000 workers across the UK, to help being the subject of mental health to the fore. Read More

The Silent Epidemic: Mental health in the construction industry

'The risk of suicide among low-skilled male labourers, particularly those working in construction roles, is three times higher than the male national average.' After rolling out its new strategy, Selwood Housing saw a 95% reduction in work-related stress-related absences and a 73% reduction in personal stress-related absences, over a one-year period Read More



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Gas Safety (Onshore): Employee Factsheet

Don’t be a statistic; Make your workplace safer, healthier and stronger

Sleep and fatigue: Director’s Briefing

Working at height: Employee Factsheet

Managing maintenance and contractors safely at factory shutdown time