Library Mental Health bulletins

Lancashire Care Library and Information Service, April 2017

This week’s Library Mental Health bulletins are on Depression, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.


Dying from inequality: socioeconomic disadvantage and suicidal behaviour

The Samaritans, March 2017

This report links higher risk of suicide with inequality and calls for greater awareness of the risks of suicide and for direct support to those with unstable employment, insecure housing, low income or in areas of socioeconomic deprivation.

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Preventing suicides: staff perspectives

Centre for Mental Health, February 2017

This report is based on interviews with health care staff working in prisons and those reviewing clinical care following suicide deaths. It finds that the majority of prisoners have multiple and complex needs including poor mental health, but many do not get access to mental health support. It concludes that prisons need to shift from a primarily punitive approach to a culture centred on wellbeing, recovery and rehabilitation.  The report makes recommendations to improve safety and wellbeing of prisoners.

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Suicide prevention: third annual report

Department of Health, January 2017

The third progress report of the cross-government suicide prevention strategy details the activity that has taken place across England to reduce deaths by suicide in the year ending March 2016.  The updates detailed in the report will help to meet the recommendations of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health relevant to suicide prevention: to reduce the number of suicides by 10% by the year ending March 2021 and for every local area to have a multi-agency suicide prevention plan in place by the end of 2017.

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