Most people know someone who lives with a mental health problem. This guide explores compassion for mental health issues at work and beyond.
Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. They aim to achieve this by alleviating emotional distress and reducing the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour.
They do this by:
- being available 24 hours a day to provide emotional support for people who are struggling to cope
- reaching out to high-risk groups and communities to reduce the risk of suicide
- working in partnership with other organisations, agencies and experts
- influencing public policy and raising awareness of the challenges of reducing suicide.
Resources from this organisation:
Wellbeing in the Workplace is a free online wellbeing programme that gives employees the skills they need to manage their own emotional health, and to support those around them, well before those feelings reach crisis point.
A toolkit to support senior leadership, line managers, HR and occupational health and safety professionals to develop strategies to reduce the risk of a suicide that impacts the workplace, identify staff who may have suicidal feelings, and deal with crises.
A toolkit to support employers in their response to an employee taking their own life, at work or outside the workplace. It covers a complete timeline: from immediate discovery and dissemination of the news to post-traumatic support and grief.