The 21st World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) will take place on 10th September, and with 70 major health and welfare organisations across the globe coming together to reinforce this sensitive but hugely important topic, CHSG have teamed up with Park Health to bring you Episode 5 in our Health in Construction podcast series.
Melodie Gilbert and Clare Forshaw discuss suicide prevention in the workforce and what we all can do to recognise and reduce the number – how a good workplace mental health culture needs to start from the top and the importance of education on the subject – hearing from a mental health first aider.
The Samaritans say that for every life lost around 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected, and there are warning signs we can look our for as employers or in everyday life:
- Feeling restless and agitated
- Feeling angry and aggressive
- Feeling tearful
- Being tired or lacking in energy
The Samaritans helpline number is 116123.