Suicide remains a taboo subject in most workplaces, despite the legal recognition of mental health as a component of health and safety.
We may feel huge concern for a colleague, but how do we turn this into support without invading their privacy? Here are some tips that may help: http://bit.ly/dvryLo.
If you are the one who is experiencing despair, here are some words which we sincerely hope might be useful: http://bit.ly/aC0rMt. Lifeline is available 24/7 on 0800 543354 and the Samaritans are on 0800 726 666. There are also some anonymous discussion forums here: http://bit.ly/aD3wAM.
Might work pressures be contributing to the situation? If so, speak up! There are two documents that may be relevant: “Morale, distress and healthy work” is here: https://bit.ly/2ExpRMF and “Preventing and responding to workplace bullying” is here: http://goo.gl/cdZ8og.
Working Wise also provides services to help tackle the issue of workplace bullying and building a more inclusive work culture. Contact us now on 04 499 0710 to find out more.