Ben launches suicide prevention campaign
- Posted by: Alan Feldberg
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Automotive charity Ben has launched a month-long campaign around suicide prevention.
As part of the initiative it has introduced additional support and services to its website, while also providing further online training, information, advice and guidance for individuals at risk of suicide and for employers and colleagues worried about someone else.
The campaign comes after new figures revealed that there were 6,567 deaths by suicide registered in the UK, with males aged between 45-49 as having the highest suicide rate in England and Wales.
Rachel Clift, Health & Wellbeing Director at Ben, said: “Research and statistics should give us cause for concern in our industry, coupled with the fact we currently have more people than ever requesting support. This is why it’s crucial to raise awareness about loss of life through suicide, as it’s a difficult topic to broach. We want everyone in our industry to know that Ben is there for them and urge people to get in touch for support if they’re struggling or in crisis.
“If you work, or have worked, in the automotive industry please get in touch now if you don’t feel you can cope or if you’re at breaking point. You can contact our free and confidential helpline.”