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The 'We’re in your Corner' campaign is designed to:
- raise awareness of the issue of men and suicide and to
- encourage these men to seek help
- understand why this group of men are most at risk of suicide
- influence policy makers and service providers
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More information about the 'We're in your Corner' campaign, including our latest research.
Information for press around our latest campaign 'We're in your Corner'.
On average, around 3,000 middle-aged men take their own lives each year.
Men from low socio-economic backgrounds, living in deprived areas, are 10 times more likely to die by suicide than men from high socio-economic backgrounds, living in the most affluent areas.
The campaign launched on Thursday 20 September 2012 and consists of 3 main elements:
The report Men and suicide: Why it’s a social issue looks at the factors that make this group at increased risk of suicide. Find out more about the research
- Case studies
Samaritans commissioned Volante Research to interview 10 men throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. All had experienced suicidal thoughts or had attempted suicide at some point in their lives. Read the case studies or the summary of the case studies.
- Poster campaign
A series of 3 advertising posters across the rail network and in local communities aimed at encouraging this group of men to seek help for their problems and to consider calling Samaritans. Find out more about the poster campaign
Partnerships with Network Rail and Translink
This campaign is part of our 5-year partnership to reduce the number of suicides on the railways.
Read more about our work with Network Rail in reducing railway deaths.
The "We’re In Your Corner" campaign is the second phase of Samaritans’ partnership with Network Rail following on from the Men On The Ropes campaign.