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Suicide Prevention

The World Health Organisation estimates that more than 700,000 people die by suicide each year and, for each suicide approximately 20 attempts. In 2019, it was the fourth leading cause of death in 15-19 year-olds. [Source]. NHS Employers state that some healthcare professionals are at a higher rick of suicide than other professional groups, with female workers having a 24% higher risk than the national average. Males between the ages of 45-49 have the highest suicide rate. [Source]. As such, this may affect or patients but also our colleagues. 

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World Suicide Prevention Day: 10th September

Every year, organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

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