Today is World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) 2019 – a day dedicated to raising awareness of how to prevent suicide. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds.
Shocking statistics show that suicide kills more people in the construction industry than falls from height.
Ensuring that health and safety procedures are followed on a construction site is usually the top priority – but there is only so much protection that PPE and knowledge can provide. Not to mention, that protection is only physical. What about ‘mental protection’? Surely, it is only right that mental health and safety is given the same level of importance and investment as other hazards on site.
We are delighted to announce that Catsurveys have become an official Supporter of Mates in Mind. As a Supporter of Mates in Mind, we are showing our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our workforce.