Pizza power fights back against suicide
posted on 6 June, 2019
Pizza power could be the next weapon in the fight against suicide.
Salford mental health charity START will be touring building sites in Salford offering free ‘builder’s lunches’ in a bid to get construction workers talking about mental health and suicide.
Men in the construction industry face the highest risk of suicide. According to national statistics they are three times more likely to take their own lives than the national average.
The free lunches and chats are part of START’s Reach Out; Start to End Suicide campaign which seeks to raise awareness of the issue and the support available. Across Greater Manchester over 200 people a year take their lives, three quarters of them men. Salford and Bolton have the highest rates of suicide in Greater Manchester with 31 lives being lost in each locality in 2017 according the Office of National Statistics.