Almost 500 construction workers take their own lives every year in the UK and Ireland. An wordless, emotive video has been released as a free resource to highlight the issue and provide guidance for anybody affected, ahead of Friday 10 September which is World Suicide Prevention Day.
Film-makers AKT Productions worked with Ambanja Films to create the hard-hitting film which depicts a man ‘on the edge’ and thinking of taking his life. Major contractors BAM provided a construction site in Whitechapel, London as the location, and the project is supported by the Lighthouse Club charity, which is the only charity to provide emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families.
The result is an emotionally arresting and touching short film called ‘On the Edge’, that aims to enable and encourage those affected to find a way to talk about what they are feeling.
‘On the edge’ is free for anyone and everyone to use across the industries, and wider.