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A Suicide Prevention Plan

Every week, at least 11 Londoners die from suicide. Poor mental health is one of the biggest challenges facing London and it is often much higher in certain communities, such as those living in poverty and those in some minority groups, and the mental health care available or received does not always meet their needs.

  • By Jack Eddy

Using the national suicide prevention strategy developed by the APPG on Suicide Prevention in 2012, recommendations in the Government publication the Five year Forward View for Mental Health, PHE resources for local Suicide Prevention Planning, NICE Guidance on Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings, and best practice examples of plans and initiatives already doing excellent work in the capital, this document sets out a model Suicide Prevention framework, designed to assist and augment borough Suicide Prevention plans by facilitating shared learning and disseminating innovative and effective practice.

The London-wide Suicide Prevention framework, developed in collaboration with a wide network of partners, fits a collective vision for a happier, healthier and more prosperous London, where everyone is able to thrive.

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Jack Eddy, Principal Policy and Project Officer, Health and Adult Services