Video | BAM Construct UK suicide awareness video release

A powerful new video that aims to raise awareness around the issue of suicide among construction workers, produced with the support of BAM Construct UK, has been released.

The video, which is just over five minutes in length, urges construction workers not to ignore colleagues who they think may be experiencing mental ill-health, but to talk to them and listen.

The film, made by AKT Productions and Ambanja Films, was prompted by figures showing that the risk of suicide among low-skilled male labourers, particularly those working in construction, is three times higher than the male national average.

It was filmed with the help of BAM Construct UK, which allowed one of its sites to be used for shooting, but will be made available from Thursday this week (8 September) for the wider construction industry to share as a catalyst for conversations about mental health.

Marc Bolton, managing director of AKT Productions said: “AKT Productions Ltd, BAM Construct UK and Ambanja Films very much hope that over the months and years to come, On the Edge will stimulate discussions, offer hope and ultimately change some minds.” 

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  1. Great short film ,to give the awareness to workers around somebody struggling with MH issues, awesome to see companies trying to break the silence off being silent .

  2. I found this mentioned online some where over the weekend. I found this a very stimulating short film and hope that this will help people come to terms with their own Mental Health.

    I am a MHFA and think this is a great way to let people know that they are not alone in this world. When they go to work there are people that will listen to them. We are promoting MH at work and will look into introducing this video in a short presentation. Excellent work on breaking down barriers that exist.

  3. Talk to your mates even if they are not suffering from MH issues. We need meaningful connections in this life.

  4. I believe that a joined effort will increase our overall efforts to stop people in the construction industry to get to the verge of this type of actions as a response to solve “problems”. Mental health issues can hit anyone one of us, no matter how much we may want to believe we are untouchable.
    Difficult times can indeed become bearable when someone is there to listen and it doesn’t take much to pay some extra attention to the person’s we work with..
    Indifference is the biggest handicap of our current society, but the cure is there and it just requires speaking up, showing some kindness, listening more instead of rushing to advice, etc..

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