A full site stand down took place so that a tool box talk discussion could take place on the key issues around men’s health to mark Men’s Health week.
The following key points were discussed:
In the UK, the highest suicide rate was for men aged 45-49. In Northern Ireland, suicide rates for both men and women are higher than other UK nations. Causes for concern include unemployment, home stress, loneliness, poor lifestyle, excessive drinking etc.
What can be done to help this?
Exercise, speaking with someone or a doctor, meeting friends, doing things that will reduce stress, be open about stress and anxiety…
The floor was opened to the team on site to discuss any issues they felt were worth discussing, and any questions could be addressed. Posters, flyers and information were in place around the site.
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Samaritans: 028 9066 4422 / Text – 116 123
PIPS Suicide Prevention: 028 302 66195
For more information on Men’s Health Week, please click on the link below.
Entry submitted by McAleer & Rushe
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