Policy paper

Suicide prevention report

The department has issued the first annual report on the suicide prevention strategy for England.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This publication was withdrawn on

The second annual suicide prevention report is now available



The annual report summarises the developments on the suicide prevention strategy for England at national level. It identifies key research studies and their findings, and is accompanied by a report of statistical information on suicides. The report sets out the key actions that local areas can take to prevent suicides. It also highlights the importance of responsive and high quality care for people who self-harm.

The annual report has been prepared with the input of leading experts in the field of suicide prevention, including the members of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group.

There is also a joint statement on sharing information appropriately, within the legal framework, to help prevent suicide. This was prepared with the Royal Colleges and professional organisations.

Published 17 January 2014
Last updated 7 February 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated the 'Preventing suicide in England' report and the 'Statistical update on suicide' to reflect corrections to the number of suicide deaths for children and young people under 15 and to the total number of suicides.
  2. First published.