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World Suicide Prevention Day

Winners of the Best Show Garden award at Tatton Park 2023 are raising awareness for the struggling mental health within the construction industry for World Suicide Prevention Day, taking place on 10 September.

Jon Jarvis and Carolyn Harden designed and built the Constructing Minds garden, to highlight the message.

There are 2.6 million workers within the construction industry. On average, in the UK, two construction workers die each day due to suicide. In 2022 there were 507 suicides.

Mates in Mind is “aiming to provide clear information to employers about the available support and guidance on mental health and wellbeing, and how they can address this within their organisations.”

Band of Builders is “the National Construction Charity providing practical, financial and wellbeing support for members of the UK construction industry and their families.”

The mental health crisis in construction is known as ‘the silent epidemic’. Read the full article online now.

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