Health is often a major issue at election-time, but what’s talked about less is the need to support people’s emotional wellbeing to stop them from reaching crisis point.
Suicide is the leading cause of death of men under 50 and young people aged 16-24. It kills three times more people than road accidents.
We’ve put together a guide to what needs to be done to prevent suicide that’s vital reading for all politicians. It sets out what they can do to save lives, whether it’s using their influence in their constituency or making policy on the national stage. For example, working to tackle harmful content that’s available online, and making sure high-risk groups, like men on low incomes, get the support they need.
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