suicide


Talking to a suicidal employee can save their life

Employees and employers could potentially prevent their colleague from committing suicide, by simply engaging in an open conversation about it with them. 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

Suicide prevention on the railways: In conversation with Network Rail’s Ian Stevens

It is a sobering fact that a suicide occurs, on average on British railways every 36 hours. 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

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

World Mental Health Day: 12 men talking

At midday yesterday, 12 men gathered together for 12 minutes to talk about the 12 men who statistically will commit suicide that day in an imitative by Thames Water to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day. Read More

Theresa May appoints suicide prevention minister

Jackie Doyle-Price will take up the role of Minister for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention. Read More

Pressing need for greater focus on suicide prevention in construction

More than half a million people connected with the construction industry could be dealing with a mental health issue, according to one leading sector figure. Read More

Tackling suicide in construction

‘Construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than a fall from height’ A panel is set Read More



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