Mental Health Awareness – Suicide

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Mental Health Awareness –In 2018, there were 6,507 suicides in the UK, of which 4,903 were men*.

In the UK, men remain three times more likely to take their own lives than women. There has been a significant increase in suicide in the UK, the first time since 2013 – this appears to be driven by an increase in the male suicide rate.

The construction industry is far more vulnerable, with rates 3 times the national average. It is important that the construction industry continues to build a supportive working culture where people feel comfortable to talk about situations they are dealing with.

Suicide is not inevitable; it is preventable. We can all choose to make a difference by making lives more liveable for those who struggle to cope.

*Source: Samaritans latest Suicide Statistics Report – Key facts from 2018 for the UK, published December 2019.

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