Male Suicide

Data on the rates of suicide across the UK suggest that there is a gendered dimension to suicide. Male suicides accounted for around three quarters of the total in England and Wales in 2019.

In light of this, and in the context of the Welsh Government’s wider suicide prevention work, the First Minister asked the Wales Centre for Public Policy to explore what is known about the factors that contribute to the trends.

This note provides an overview of male suicide rates and some of the causes, at both the UK and Wales level.