World Suicide Prevention Day

Hosted annually by the International Association for Suicide Prevention, World Suicide Prevention Day takes place on Friday 10th September 2021. First launched in 2003, the day is dedicated to not only raise awareness of suicide, but also promote preventative measures, with the ultimate aim to reduce suicide attempts across the world.  

The theme this year is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’, and is all about equipping people with the knowledge and confidence to connect with someone they think may be struggling. With suicide rates among construction workers in the UK over three times the national average and the coronavirus pandemic causing challenges for many, it is important to check in with your colleagues. 

More information, including how to get involved, can be viewed here. Some useful resources for the workplace can be found below. 


World Suicide Prevention Day Toolkit: Created by the National Suicide Prevention Alliance, this toolkit shares lots of digital content and resources you can use to raise awareness for suicide prevention. 

How to Talk About Suicide in the Workplace Webinar: On Friday 24th September at 10:00am Mental Health UK will be joined by the Builders Merchants Federation and Rethink Mental Illness’. 

Reducing the Risk of Suicide Toolkit: A toolkit designed by Business in the Community to help organisations / employers adopt strategies to reduce the risk of suicide. 

Hope Interactive Online Board: To coincide with this year’s theme ‘Creating Hope Through Actions’, this interactive board shares ideas on hope.  

Suicide Prevention Help Guide: This guide helps in understanding suicide, possible warning signs, and preventitive tips. 

Suicide Information Page: Webpage from Mental Health UK

5 Ways to Wellbeing Mental Health Campaign: More information on HAE EHA’s Mental Health Wellbeing campaign for 2021.

HAE EHA’s Mental Health First Aid Course: This course provides learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost the person towards professional help.