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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Suicide prevention: Interim report

Commons Select Committee, December 2016

The Health Committee has published an interim report to allow the emerging themes from witnesses to be presented to government in time to inform the updated suicide prevention strategy. A full report will follow next year, once the strategy has been published and witnesses have been invited to give their views.

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National confidential inquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness

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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Preventing suicides in public places: a practice resource

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’.

Click here for further information and to download the report.