Policy paper

Suicide prevention strategy for England

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

This document sets out plants for reducing suicide rates and supporting people affected by suicide.

Documents

Preventing Suicide in England – A cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives

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Assessment of impact on equalities

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Statistical update on suicide – September 2012

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Prompts for local leaders on suicide prevention

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Sources of information and support for families

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Detail

This strategy has 3 objectives:

  • a reduction in the suicide rate in the general population in England
  • better support for those bereaved or affected by suicide

It also identifies 6 key areas of action:

  • reducing the risk of suicide in key high-risk groups
  • tailoring approaches to improve mental health in specific groups
  • reducing access to the means of suicide
  • providing better information and support to those bereaved or affected by suicide
  • supporting the media in delivering sensitive approaches to suicide and suicidal behaviour
  • supporting research, data collection and monitoring