In the UK, men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women. There are many factors that make men more vulnerable to suicide and the automotive industry is male dominated so this is a particular area of concern.
Sadly, during the past year we've seen an increase in calls to our helpline for support around suicide. That's why we all have a duty to know the warning signs and look out for each other.
We’ve put together a number of resources to provide support on the topic of suicide which you can scroll through in the menu below, including relevant contact details.
If a life is in immediate danger call 999 or go to A&E.
If you need support but you don’t feel like you’re currently in an emergency situation, then contact Ben:
You can chat with us online or call our helpline. It’s free & confidential and available Monday to Friday - 8am to 8pm.
Ben’s out of hours text service
For those who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry who are struggling or in crisis.
Opening hours: 8pm – 8am
Text the word BEN to 85258
Further support - click here
Suicide prevention support
Many people struggle to cope at some point in their lives, so if you’re currently feeling this way, you’re not alone and we’re here for you.
If you're worried about someone at risk of suicide. It can be hard for some people to open up about how they are feeling, so it’s important to keep checking in.
Suicide prevention support for employers
Many people struggle to cope at some point in their lives. Suicide can be a difficult subject to talk about and people can find it challenging to open up about how they are feeling.
"Back in 2011, David’s pension was siphoned off by hackers and he lost £262,000. David had to go back to work but he couldn’t cope with what happened and the pressure of work - he was 62 years old when he took his life."
“I have a daughter who’s now 23. Since the age of 13, she was bullied at school and there was never any respite as the bully lived in the flat below us. She then started to self-harm and, by the time she was 17, she tried to take her own life."
More on mental health
We asked our team how they personally look after their mental health and wellbeing. From meditation and visualisation to volunteering, yoga and playing piano, our team chooses to de-stress from the pressures of life in a variety of ways!
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Our mental health, like our physical health, varies all the time. Looking after our mental health is not only good for us now, it can also help us deal with and manage difficult times in the future
SilverCloud is a digital mental health and wellbeing platform which can help you to better manage your mental health and wellbeing. It’s free for those who work, or have worked, in the automotive industry.