World Mental Health Day is a chance for us all to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives
Employer Programme Manager, Time To Change
In 2017, there were 5821 suicides in the UK. In England, this was a person dying by suicide every 107 minutes.
In a workplace context, within a company of 1000 workers, one worker will die by suicide every ten years. For every worker that takes their life, another 10 – 20 will make a suicide attempt.
World Mental Health Day, on Thursday 10 October, presents an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of mental health issues and advocate against social stigma.
The theme of this year’s event is suicide and suicide prevention, making the day an opportune moment to address this issue, set out the importance of mental health to your organisation with your staff and to underpin this commitment with a range of activities to support learning on the subject.Read article