Cross-Government Suicide Prevention Workplan – HM Government

Details how the government will work with the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector to reduce suicides. It sets out the actions being taken up to 2020 to carry out the suicide prevention strategy for England. These actions will

Restoring something lost: The mental health impact of therapy dogs in prisons – Centre for Mental Health

Centre for Mental Health evaluation findings of a pilot scheme to introduce two therapy dogs to people with histories of self-harm in three prisons in England’s North East. The pilot found that the therapy dogs had a calming influence on prisoners,

Using the Care Review Tool for mortality reviews in Mental Health Trusts: Guidance for reviewers – Royal College of Psychiatrists

Guidance for NHS mental health trusts to ensure ways of improving services are learned from patients’ deaths is unveiled today.  The guidance, drawn up by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), focuses on patients with severe mental illness and on four

Care review tool for mortality reviews – Royal College of Psychiatrists

Guidance for NHS mental health trusts to ensure ways of improving services are learned from patients’ deaths is unveiled today.  The guidance, drawn up by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), focuses on patients with severe mental illness and on four

A Review of Self-inflicted Deaths in Prison Custody in 2016 – Ministry of Justice

This report presents the findings of a review of the self-inflicted deaths in prison custody in 2016, with a particular focus on the way in which mental health concerns were identified, assessed and managed, to see whether a pattern of

Be the change: Ensuring an effective response to all in psychiatric emergency equal to medical care: Recommendations from the first international summit on urgent and emergency behavioural healthcare – NHS Clinical Commissioners

Behavioural health crisis is a global problem. Behavioural health is an inclusive term that covers the emotions, behaviours and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being, their ability to function in everyday life and their concept of self. It includes

Self harm and suicide: A review of evidence for prevention from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Review of evidence for prevention of Self harm and suicide from the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention, it considers evidence in terms of: Developing awareness and skills Increasing identification and referral Supporting and treating those at risk Community

Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings: NICE guideline [NG105] – NICE

This guideline covers ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicides. It aims to: help local services work more effectively together to prevent suicide identify and help people at risk prevent suicide in places where it

Preventing suicide: A community engagement toolkit – World Health Organization

Communities play a crucial role in suicide prevention. This toolkit follows on from the World Health Organization (WHO) report Preventing suicide: a global imperative (WHO, 2014) by providing practical steps for engaging communities in suicide prevention activities.

Suicide prevention and peer support in the armed forces: Looking after your team – Ministry of Defence

This guide gives advice on how to identify signs that someone may be having difficulties, ways of offering support and information on where help can be found. It builds on the range of support already available to service personnel who are

Interim report on Deaths from Suicide and Injury Undetermined: (Observatory Report Series Number 58) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

A Mental Health Equity Profile is being compiled for the Directors of Public Health of Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) within Merseyside. The profile forms the early stage of a baseline mental health equity audit. Part of the profile includes an

Women In Crisis: How Women And Girls Are Being Failed By The Mental Health Act – Agenda

Agenda report establishing growing evidence that being detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 can be detrimental to women and girls’ wellbeing, with little attention paid to their particular needs, including their experiences of trauma. This can have devastating consequences

Rapid Evidence Review Series: Suicide Prevention Training: (LPHO Report Series, number 99: Rapid Evidence Review Series, number 3) – University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory

This rapid evidence review summarises the evidence on the effectiveness of suicide prevention training programmes. The review will inform the sub-regional Suicide Reduction Action Plan (SRAP), being developed by the Cheshire & Merseyside Suicide Reduction Network which is governed via

Case for Change: Self-harm in children and young people – Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute

Report on self-harm, covering children and young people aged 5-24 years in the 9 local authority areas in Cheshire and Merseyside. The report includes a review of relevant literature on self-harm, available local and national data, an overview of the

Stress: are we coping? – The Mental Health Foundation

This report looks at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications. It also focuses on what we can do to manage and reduce stress and our recommendations for the government in creating a stress-free UK.  While stress isn’t

Suicide Prevention: Policy and Strategy: (Briefing Paper Number CBP 08221) – House of Commons Library

This briefing paper provides a statistical overview of suicide rates throughout the UK over time, using the latest data from the Office of National Statistics, which were published in September 2017. These show that in Great Britain in 2016 there were 5,668

Local suicide prevention planning NationalSuicide Prevention Alliance Supported by A practice resource

This practice resource is to support local authority public health teams to work with clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), health and wellbeing boards, the voluntary sector and wider networks of partners to develop or update local suicide prevention plans and embed work within local

Suicide prevention: Sixth Report of Session 2016–17: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Health Committee

Report from the House of Commons Health Committee that finds in order to achieve a reduction in the number of deaths by suicide, the Government must take tangible action and ensure effective implementation of the strategy.  The report also finds it disappointing

Dying From Inequality: Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Suicidal Behaviour: Summary Report 2017 – Samaritans

This report links higher risk of suicide with inequality 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.