Men’s Health Week
|This is just one of the many reasons we’re raising awareness of Men’s Health Week, an annual campaign from Men’s Health Forum which this year starts on 10th June 2019 and focuses on men’s health by numbers, highlighting 7 numbers all men need to know. Visit the website to find out more.
Male suicide prevention
Shockingly, 75% of suicides are committed by men.
Whilst deprivation can be a factor in why this figure is so high when interacting with certain personality traits, there are several factors said to contribute to this tragic statistic, including relationship breakdowns, challenges in mid-life and males having a more risk-taking response to stress.
We know that men are under-represented in the local authority workforce. As such, men’s health issues may not occur as often in your school. Nonetheless, it’s clear that we need to be taking action to support our male colleagues.
What can you do to support your male employees?
Regular one to ones with your staff are extremely valuable not only to find out how things are going at work, but outside of work as well. Make time to find out about your employee’s wellbeing. We know that it can be difficult for men in particular to open up about personal difficulties; take the time to find a way of discussing this that works best for them.
Signpost them to external support services such as:
How can PACT HR help?