Don’t stop at June – Mental health awareness, keep it going
As we enter July, please keep focused on raising the awareness of mental health!
The enclosed article says it all– https://www.itv.com/news/2019-05-14/number-of-middle-aged-men-and-women-dying-from-suicide-and-drug-overdose-doubles/
· The number of middle-aged men and women dying from suicide and drug overdose has doubled in the past 24 years
· So-called ‘deaths of despair’ – from suicide, drug and alcohol overdoses plus drink-related liver disease – now account for more deaths in women aged 45-54 than heart disease does
· Between 1993 and 2017, deaths of despair for women aged 45-54 increased from 14.7 per 100,000 population to 25.8 per 100,000
· Among men in that age group in the same period, deaths of despair rose from 29.8 per 100,000 to 60.6 per 100,000
We can make as huge difference as employers by keeping the conversations about mental health at work alive, proving support for mental health, showing colleagues how to build resilience in their community at work and at home.
Lead from the front and make a difference in 2019.
If you would like to talk to us about a tailored programme for your employees then call us on 01924 666295 or take a look at our website www.letsgethealthy.co.uk