World Mental Health Day 201910-Oct-2019

Today is World Mental Health Day and here at 美女在线视频_在线日本视频网站www色, we are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees and their families.


The focus for World Mental Health Day 2019 is Suicide prevention and The Mental Health Foundation has issued Suicide prevention: WAIT to help people know what to do when presented with someone who you suspect may be thinking about Suicide.

Suicide prevention: WAIT

Prevention is something that we can all individually help with. A short conversation with another person can sometimes be enough to make the difference between life and death for them.

The advice ‘WAIT’ is one good way to remember how you can support another person who may be suicidal. It stands for:

Watch out for signs of distress and uncharacteristic behaviour

  • e.g. social withdrawal, excessive quietness, irritability, uncharacteristic outburst, talking about death or suicide

Ask “are you having suicidal thoughts?”

  • Asking about suicide does not encourage it, nor does it lead a person to start thinking about it; in fact, it may help prevent it, and can start a potentially life-saving conversation

It will pass – assure your loved one that, with help, their suicidal feelings will pass with time

Talk to others – encourage your loved one to seek help from a GP or health professional

The above image can be downloaded for free on The Mental Health Foundation website by Clicking Here.

Seek help for yourself

If you yourself are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.

Other sources of help include:

  • Samaritans offer a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week support service. Call them FREE on 116 123. You can also email
  • Papyrus is a dedicated service for people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling or anyone concerned about a young person. You can call the HOPElineUK number on 0800 068 4141, text 07786 209697 or email
  • NHS Choices: 24-hour national helpline providing health advice and information. Call them free on 111.
  • C.A.L.M.: National helpline for men to talk about any troubles they are feeling. Call 0800 58 58 58.
  • Support After Suicide Partnership offers practical and emotional support on their website for people bereaved and affected by suicide.


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Having passed her Mental Health Awareness course earlier this year, Kellie Pickett has been working with all employees providing Tool Box Talks and giving the team a chance to find out more about mental health and the resources available to them.

Kellie has provided all attendees with a list of resources that she has found has been greatly useful to her when she has been researching the talk, all of which she has kindly provided below for anyone interested;

Resource Website
Building Mental Health
Construction Industry Helpline App Android
Construction Industry Helpline App iPhone
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England
Mental Health at Work
Mindfulness Apps
Project ;
Ted Talks Mental Health
Theale Wellbeing Centre - Mindfulness
Videos Website
Mace - Starting the Conversation
Mind - Ideas for Relaxation
MHFA - Stress Container
Samaritans - Small Talk Save Lives Sarah
Samaritans - Small Talk Save Lives 2019
Ted Talk - Nikki Webber Allen


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