116 123 – This number saves lives.
The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) say “Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy. If we work together, suicide can be prevented.”
Unfortunately, 454 construction workers committed suicide in 2016.
In the UK, males are three times more likely to commit suicide than females, and the construction industry is regretfully an industry with one of the highest suicide rates.
At THSP Risk Management, we are working hard with construction industry leaders to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health, to provide information about the availability of help to sufferers and to educate the workforce as a whole.
As a signatory to the Building Mental Health Charter, THSP are committed to providing awareness training, encouraging conversations in the workplace, educating and supporting champions from the workforce and to providing access to mental health first aid training.
We will continue to recognise and accept education and training provided by peers and Building Mental Health partners.
We believe that the lessons learnt during the drafting of the charter can be adopted to any industry and in this way, we will reduce the number of tragic losses every year.
THSP is offering a construction Mental Health First Aid course on behalf of Passe-Partout and using their qualified trainers, delivered at the Union Jack Club in London on the 20th and 21st September 2018. For more information and to book, click here.