Breaking the silence in the workplace: A guide for employers on responding to suicide in the workplace

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310916
Title:
Breaking the silence in the workplace: A guide for employers on responding to suicide in the workplace
Authors:
Austin, Ciaran; McGuinness, Breffini
Affiliation:
Console
Publisher:
Console, Irish Hospice Foundation
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310916
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
In Ireland, over 500 people die by suicide every year and there are few families, communities or workplaces that have not been touched by suicide, either directly or indirectly. A death by suicide is often the result of an accumulating, complex set of circumstances or experiences in a person’s life (which can include their worklife) rather than a single event. There are many contributing factors and few simple answers to the questions that arise in the aftermath of such a tragic loss. Similarly, the impact on those left behind can be significant and wide-ranging, especially in what can be the close community/team setting of the workplace. Thankfully, there are many organisations, services and information providers who can help employers by offering support and understanding on the wide range of issues connected to suicide. (see Appendix 1 for a full list of relevant organisations).Some of these (e.g. Console www.console.ie, Living Links www.livinglinks.ie) can also suggest approaches for the workplace which are based on best practice knowledge of what can help people affected by suicide. For many people, work and the relationships that people have with their colleagues can be an important part of their lives. Yet, in the workplace, fear or trepidation often prevent people from accessing help, or helping others who may be in crisis, or bereaved by suicide. By saying or doing nothing, we only reinforce fears and anxieties which may cause added distress or concern for those affected. For that reason, it is vital that we find ways to remove those fears and draw on the experiences and resources offered by others to work safely, collaboratively and effectively.
Keywords:
SUICIDE; WORK ENVIRONMENT
ISBN:
9780956659033

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAustin, Ciaranen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGuinness, Breffinien_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-06T15:52:34Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-06T15:52:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.isbn9780956659033-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/310916-
dc.descriptionIn Ireland, over 500 people die by suicide every year and there are few families, communities or workplaces that have not been touched by suicide, either directly or indirectly. A death by suicide is often the result of an accumulating, complex set of circumstances or experiences in a person’s life (which can include their worklife) rather than a single event. There are many contributing factors and few simple answers to the questions that arise in the aftermath of such a tragic loss. Similarly, the impact on those left behind can be significant and wide-ranging, especially in what can be the close community/team setting of the workplace. Thankfully, there are many organisations, services and information providers who can help employers by offering support and understanding on the wide range of issues connected to suicide. (see Appendix 1 for a full list of relevant organisations).Some of these (e.g. Console www.console.ie, Living Links www.livinglinks.ie) can also suggest approaches for the workplace which are based on best practice knowledge of what can help people affected by suicide. For many people, work and the relationships that people have with their colleagues can be an important part of their lives. Yet, in the workplace, fear or trepidation often prevent people from accessing help, or helping others who may be in crisis, or bereaved by suicide. By saying or doing nothing, we only reinforce fears and anxieties which may cause added distress or concern for those affected. For that reason, it is vital that we find ways to remove those fears and draw on the experiences and resources offered by others to work safely, collaboratively and effectively.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherConsole, Irish Hospice Foundationen_GB
dc.subjectSUICIDEen_GB
dc.subjectWORK ENVIRONMENTen_GB
dc.titleBreaking the silence in the workplace: A guide for employers on responding to suicide in the workplaceen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentConsoleen_GB
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