Help for local authorities, public healthcare professionals, police forces, and others to prevent suicides in their areas.
Public Health England supports the cross-governmental strategy for suicide prevention by creating resources for local authorities and healthcare professionals to understand and prevent suicides in their areas or jurisdictions. We do this by working in partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA), a cross-sector, England-wide coalition committed to reducing the number of suicides in England, and improving support for those bereaved or affected by suicide.
The NSPA works with its members to share knowledge, learning and good practice in suicide prevention and they provide a range of guidance and information. Find out more about the NSPA at www.nspa.org.uk.
Support after Suicide Partnership is a special interest group of the NSPA. Its site contains a number of resources including Help is at Hand, and also links to additional support for people who have been affected by suicide.
Suicide prevention tools
Atlas of Variation
The Atlas of Variation shows suicide rates and associated risk factors for each local authority area
Suicide prevention profile
The suicide prevention profile puts together and presents publicly available data on:
- associated prevalence
- risk factors
- service contact among groups at increased risk
This tool allows planners to profile their area and compare to similar populations.
How to use the suicide prevention profile tool
Support after a suicide
- Policy paper