Policy paper

Suicide prevention: second annual report

The second annual report sets out what local areas can do to prevent suicide and save lives.

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



This report summarises the latest trends, research and developments on suicide prevention in England.

The report:

  • calls on services to be more ambitious about suicide prevention, and challenge the assumption that suicide is inevitable
  • highlights 3 areas in England that have already adopted a zero suicide ambition
  • outlines how services can improve by adopting this new attitude and effective interventions

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.

Published 19 February 2015