World Suicide Prevention Day: Rathbone Wales commits to tackling mental health stigma

World Suicide Prevention Day: Rathbone Wales commits to tackling mental health stigma

Posted by Richard Bond |  10th September 2018

September 10th each year marks World Suicide Prevention Day, an annual awareness raising event organised by International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). More than 800,000 people take their lives each year across the world. In the UK and ROI, more than 6,000 people die by suicide a year - an average of 18 a day.

Time to Change Wales

For this reason, Rathbone Wales are pleased to announce that they are now an official ‘Time to Change Wales’ employer.

Time to Change is a movement which works to remove the stigma around mental health, in order that those suffering might feel more able to ask for the help they require. This is particularly important in the workplace where the stresses of the job can quickly mount up, and by recognising that “it’s okay to be not okay’, Rathbone Wales hope to improve the lives of their employees and learners, as well as contribute towards a (societal shift? Not sure) shift about the way mental ill health is viewed.

Rathbone Wales Director, Alan Mackey, signed the Time to Change pledge on behalf of Rathbone Wales showing his commitment to wellbeing at Rathbone Training, and A Time to Change Action plan is being implemented over the coming months.


To find out more about Time to Change Wales, visit their website: www.timetochangewales.org.uk/en/

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