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Out of sight, out of mind: why less-well off, middle-aged men don’t get the support they need

 

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Out of sight, out of mind: why less-well off, middle-aged men don’t get the support they need

An ongoing Samaritans research project seeks to build on what is already known about the reasons for the high rates of suicide among less well-off, middle-aged men, by exploring what can be done to drive change.

This report brings together the findings of the first stage of this research, which included a review of the evidence relating to existing wellbeing support and suicide prevention services, and primary ethnographic research with this at-risk group. It explores the lived experience of less well-off, middle-aged men and how community-based support services can be made more appealing and effective for them.