A debate entitled Male Suicide and International Men’s Day will be held in Westminster Hall on Thursday 19 November, when International Men’s Day will be observed. This debate pack provides background information on male suicide and International Men’s Day, including statistics, recent policy and parliamentary and media coverage.Jump to full report >>
According to ONS data published in February 2015:
In September 2012, the Government published the Suicide Prevention Strategy for England: A cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives. The strategy set out plans for reducing suicide rates and supporting people affected by suicide.
The Government identified young and middle-aged men as a high-risk group, and therefore a priority for suicide prevention.
The theme for International Men’s Day 2015 is, ‘Make a Difference for Men and Boys’, and will focus on issues such as:
Commons Debate packs CDP-2015-0097
Authors: Ben Politowski; Alex Adcock; Rachael Harker; Elizabeth Parkin