Middle-aged men (aged 35-54) have the highest suicide rate in the UK but are often not in contact with services. This hard-to-reach group are therefore a priority area of the Suicide Prevention Programme.
There is a lack of conclusive research examining interventions that might reduce suicide and suicide attempts in middle-aged men. This knowledge has led to some of the most innovative work in the programme. Here you’ll find links to that work and to relevant research about suicide in middle-aged men.
- Late adolescent risk factors for suicide and self-harm in middle-aged men: explorative prospective population-based study (2019)
- Men and suicide prevention a scoping review (2019)
- Recession recovery and suicide in mental health patients in England: time trend analysis (2019)
- Self-harm in midlife: analysis using data from the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England (2019)
- Men, suicide and society (2012)