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Tackling suicide in construction

‘Construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than a fall from height’

A panel discussed mental health, depression and suicide in construction at Safety & Health Expo at London’s Excel.

Martin Coyd, Head of Health and Safety for Construction at Mace and David Cornberg, Technical Director at Capita, joined The Healthy Work company’s Lauren Applebey for a discussion about why suicide is so prevalent in the construction sector.

  • Suicide is the biggest killer in men under 50;
  • Every two hours someone in the UK takes their own life;
  • Construction has the highest suicide rate of any profession.

Read the article in full, here. 

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HEATHER BEACH
HEATHER BEACH

Heather Beach is the founder and Director of the Healthy Work Company. A former director of a FTSE 250 company, she has studied Applied Positive Psychology and is currently studying Relational Organisational Gestalt.

A key influencer in the health and safety sector, Heather founded Women in Health and Safety and has been featured in numerous consumer publications and on TV.

Heather speaks French, Spanish and Italian and is fascinated by what it takes for human beings to thrive in life.

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