Suicide Prevention – One Year On

To mark one year on from the publication of the suicide prevention planning guidance and further to feedback received via our series of masterclasses, Public Health England have launched a series of further case studies, films, factsheets and infographics.  This includes PHE work in the South East.  You can find all the resources on our website here.

There is a blog to accompany this as follows:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2017/10/25/suicide-prevention-planning-guidance-one-year-on/

PHE tweet here:

https://twitter.com/PHE_uk/status/923126247504441345

New resources to support local suicide prevention activity

  • Case studies including work by Leeds City Council and the Fire and Rescue service to reduce social isolation, joined up working by health and justice in the West Midlands, a Citizens Advice project addressing the wider determinants of health.
  • PHE South East and  Thames Valley Police’s real-time suicide surveillance resource pack
  • Information sheets on working with coroners, evaluating suicide prevention activity, and socioeconomic deprivation and suicidal behaviour
  • A series of films: one with Steven Gilbert, a survivor of suicide, discussing how local areas can genuinely engage people with lived experience of mental health issues; and one with Lorna Fraser, Media Advisor at Samaritans, discussing the portrayal of suicide in the media and online
  • A set of slides based on the original local suicide prevention planning guidance, which you can use to make the case for suicide prevention and good practice within it
  • A range of key stats and facts as infographics

NSPA conference

Booking is now open for the NSPA’s annual conference on 31st January 2018. Places are limited, so get your ticket now.  Programme information and bookings are here.