If you are struggling with your mental health over the holidays here are some contacts numbers in case, you need to reach out.
We work within many industries which are heavily male-dominated including construction, manufacturing, industrial and security and now that men can speak out about issues that are affecting them it is important to raise awareness of where you can get help over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Men continue to account for 75% of all suicide deaths in 2021 accounting for over 4,000 deaths. London has the lowest rate in the UK, which is probably due to economic reasons as much as anything else. It tends to be middle-aged men who are most likely to die by suicide, but sadly death by suicide is the no 1 killer of men under the age of forty-five.
Christmas and New Year are a time when most people gather with friends and families, but this is not the case for everyone. There are some statistics and research that show that New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day can have higher rates of attempted suicide or death by suicide, which anecdotally make sense.
If you feel like you are struggling and you don’t have anyone close to talk to over the holidays, here are a list of free services which are available, and the Samaritans answer the phone around the clock every day of the year.
SAMARITANS call 116123 there is someone on the phones 24×7 365 days of the year.
SANEline 0300 304 7000 This line is open 4.30pm to 10.30pm every day
National Suicide Prevention Helpline 0800 689 5652 and this line is open 6pm to 3.30am every day or you can visit their website for more information
The Charity Mind has a comprehensive list of all services available, click here.
Dont make a permanent decision based on a temporary feeling.