Suicide prevention: developing a local action plan

This document is part of Public Health England’s ongoing programme of work to support the government’s suicide prevention strategy.


Local suicide prevention planning: a practice resource


The development of a local suicide action plan is recommended by government and supports the 2012 strategy Preventing suicide in England: A cross government outcomes strategy to save lives.

This document advises local authorities how to:

  • develop a multi-agency suicide prevention partnership
  • make sense of local and national data
  • develop a suicide prevention strategy and action plan
Published 1 October 2014
Last updated 25 October 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated local suicide prevention planning resource.
  2. First published.