Mental Health Support for Lingwood Security Management Staff
The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is suicide prevention.
At Lingwood Security Management, we take employee health very seriously, and this year we have introduced a 24/7 mental health support line for staff members via our new staff portal.
Every year, around 800 000 people die by suicide globally. In the UK in 2018, there were 6,507 deaths by suicide (a rate of 11.2 deaths per 100,000 people).
Rates vary across the nations of Great Britain, with the highest rate in 2018 observed in Scotland (16.1 deaths per 100,000 people), followed by Wales (12.8 deaths per 100,000 people) and England (10.3 deaths per 100,000 people). Overall, men accounted for three-quarters of UK deaths by suicide in 2018.
Suicide and suicide attempts can have lasting effects on individuals and their families, social networks and communities. The causes of suicide are many, and it is important to understand the psychological processes that underlie suicidal thoughts, and the factors that can lead to feelings of hopelessness or despair. (Source: WHO)
Staff can access more information about the support line by logging into Lingwood Security Portal here: www.lingwoodsecurity.ibenefit.uk.com. You can find it in the helpline and support section https://portal.ibenefit.uk.com/benefits/helpline-and-support/