Network Homes and SOS 2

Date(s) - 19/11/2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm



International Men’s Day

Network Homes and SOS are delivering a private, online discussion around mental health for Network Home’s workforce.

This session will take place on 19th November 2020, which is International Men’s Day.

Please consider joining us, whatever your gender, to start the discussion about men’s emotional health.

We need to work hard to protect the emotional health of the men in our lives.  The most recent statistics show that:

  • **In 2018, there were 6,507 suicides registered in the UK, an age-standardised rate of 11.2 deaths per 100,000 population; the latest rate is significantly higher than that in 2017 and represents the first increase since 2013.
  • **Three-quarters of registered deaths in 2018 were among men (4,903 deaths), which has been the case since the mid-1990s.
  • **The UK male suicide rate of 17.2 deaths per 100,000 represents a significant increase from the rate in 2017; for females, the UK rate was 5.4 deaths per 100,000, consistent with the rates over the past 10 years.

** Reproduced for information purposes from the ONS website who own the copyright.

View the Men’s Place page to hear personal testimonies.

This is in addition to our other session just before World Suicide Prevention Day.

Network Homes build, sell, rent and manage quality homes in thriving communities.  They are an award winning housing association with over 45 years’ experience of providing affordable homes.

SOS are delighted to be part of  their committment to support the mental health of their employees.

What Happens During SOS Sessions?

Due to Coronavirus, SOS has had to adapt how it delivers its services.

Previously, all meetings were face to face, but until it is safe to do so, we now operate online.

Our aims remain the same.  To encourage people to talk.  To encourage open conversation about mental health.

SOS will host the session and tell you a little bit about themselves.  Then, if  you want to talk, we’d like to hear how you are feeling.

No-one has to talk.  Some people get huge benefit from simply listening.  Whatever you feel comfortable with is fine.

And you don’t have to talk about yourself.  You may be worried about a family member, work colleague or friend.  You may be wondering what you can do to help someone you care about.

However you are feeling and whatever challenges you are facing, it’s always helpful to talk and share your burden.

Others may benefit from your experiences too.  By helping yourself, you can also help others.

Network Homes staff should contact Karen Parker for further details.


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