Let's talk about suicide


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7 More London Riverside,
London SE1 2RT
  • Almost 5,000 people in England took their own life in 2015.
  • A person dies by suicide every 107 minutes.
  • Suicide is now the main cause of death for men under 50. 
  • Although women are less likely to die by suicide than men, the rate of female suicide is the highest in more than a decade.1
  • 5.2 million working days are lost due to stress, anxiety and depression.
  • The number of deaths by suicide is more than double that of deaths by road accidents (4820 compared to 1732 in 2015).


Suicide is an issue for everyone 
It is increasingly likely that your organisation will be affected by suicide and employers have a crucial role to play in suicide prevention.  This event follows the launch of Business in the Community’s Wellbeing toolkits for employers.
The toolkits have been produced by Business in the Community in association with Public Health England and supported by Samaritans.


  • Sarah Churchman, Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Wellbeing, PwC
  • Louise Aston, Wellbeing Director, Business in the Community
  • Dr Justin Varney, National Lead for Adult Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England
  • Dr Steve Boorman, Director of Employee Health, Empactis
  • Beth Taylor, Mental Health Leader, PwC                                                         
  • Ruth Sutherland, CEO, Samaritans 

There will be opportunities to ask questions of our speakers during the panel session.  In addition, we have allocated some time for guests to share their thoughts and discuss this very sensitive issue in small groups in a confidential and relaxed environment. An opportunity to network over lunch from 13.00 – 14.00 will bring this event to a close.


Who Should Attend?

Senior representatives from organisations i.e. CEO or MD level to join us at this event.   However, subject to capacity, senior practitioners will also be welcome.

This is an invitation only event but if you would like to express your interest in joining us at this event please contact pamela.cooney@bitc.org.uk.