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Suicide and the workplace: What to do when the worst happens

Suicide has a huge impact, so employers must be able to recognise and support those at risk, and those left behind

In 2015 a graduate accountant at PwC jumped to his death from a ninth-floor balcony at one of the firm’s London offices. It was, says Sarah Churchman, PwC’s head of diversity, inclusion and wellbeing, “the most horrific experience for everyone in the organisation”, some of whom witnessed the young man’s suicide. “It made us realise we all have stuff going on in our lives and that we need to look out for each other more,” Churchman adds.

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April 11, 2017

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