The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) said that every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives, and 75% of these suicides are male.
Research shows that the pest control industry has a higher risk of suicide and Envu is working with CALM to promote the conversation about mental health in the pest control sector.
The nature of pest control often means that operatives spend a lot of time working alone. With a proven link between lone working and vulnerability to work related stress, operatives are prone to mental health problems which can manifest in a multitude of ways, from depression and anxiety to an increased risk of suicide, especially among men.
Envu and CALM are shining a light on the issue of anxiety and offering practical help for those working in pest control.
For further help, connect with CALM using the links below.
CALM Helpline 0800 58 58 58