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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:11 am on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:11 am, 29th November 2018

It is welcome news that male suicide is at its lowest rate since records were first collected in 1981, but while this is encouraging, we cannot overlook the fact that there were still 4,382 male suicides registered last year. One such death is one too many. May we have a debate on what steps the Government, and indeed all of us, can take to further reduce the stigma around men’s mental health and to encourage men to open up and seek help when they are struggling and when they are in despair?