Suicide Prevention Training

The site team investigated the suicide rate within the construction industry and discovered, via The Office of National Statistics, that between 2011 and 2015: people working in construction were 63% more likely to die by suicide than the national average.

  • There were over 1,400 suicides in construction in five years, more than any other profession.
  • This was three times higher than those working as corporate managers, directors and those working in sales.

The site had a representative from MIND deliver Suicide Prevention Training to the team. The training provided helpful information regarding:

  1. Group discussions
  2. Learning how to approach the subject and to speak clearly and directly
  3. How to listen & show empathy
  4. Discussing ways of minimising stress
  5. Identifying who can help and be contacted (crisis team, GP, family)
  6. CPR (current plan, prior behaviour, resources)
  7. Not putting yourself in danger
  8. Self harm

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Monitor report. Balfour Beatty. North Yorkshire. August 2019.


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