Lancashire Care Library and Information Service
University of Manchester, October 2016
This report presents findings relating to people who died by suicide in 2004-2014. It found that over 200 suicide deaths per year now occur in patients under mental health crisis teams, three times as many as in in-patients.
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NHS England, June 2016
The Medical Director at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust looks at the Zero Suicide Policy introduced at the Trust in 2015 and the impact that deaths from suicide are having.
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Public Health England, December 2015
This practice resource is for those with responsibility for suicide prevention in local authorities and their partner agencies. It has been developed to help them contribute to the delivery of the national suicide prevention strategy for England, in particular area 3 of the strategy, ‘Reduce access to the means of suicide’.
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BMJ, 9 November 2015
This review summarizes the current science in suicide risk assessment and provides an overview of the interventions shown to reduce the risk of suicide, with a focus on the clinical management of people with mental disorders.
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Public Health England, September 2015
This toolkit is for people with responsibility for suicide prevention in local authorities and their partner agencies.
•the meaning of the term ‘suicide clusters’
•identification of suicide clusters
•suggestions for who may be at risk of suicidal acts due to the influence of other people’s suicidal behaviour,
•the mechanisms involved in suicide clusters
•the effects of suicide on other individuals
The steps required at local level to prepare for a suicide cluster are described alongside suggested responses to possible suicide clusters. Finally, best practice is provided on how to evaluate responses to a cluster, and on using the experience to improve further suicide prevention measures.
Click here to download the toolkit.