Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, and beyond, we will be sharing resources across our sites, offices and to those working remotely to raise awareness of the issues and provide support.
It’s shocking to think that two construction workers take their own life every single working day, and that stress, anxiety and depression currently accounts for a fifth of all work-related illness.
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50. Take a minute to watch Step Closer: A World Suicide Prevention Day Awareness Film (available below). Step Closer reminds us that we all have a role to play in working together to prevent suicide and the small things that can make a huge difference.
The Construction Industry Helpline is there to help. It supported 1,662 families in crisis and delivered £1,486,726 in emergency financial aid last year. Help and support is also available via the NHS website.
We all have a role in suicide prevention.