Suicide

Department of Health written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of local authorities have a suicide prevention strategy.

Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and what proportion of local authorities have a suicide prevention group.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information requested is not collected centrally.

However, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention published an Inquiry into Local Suicide Prevention Plans in England (January 2015). The Inquiry included a survey of local authorities by the APPG, which indicated that 70% of local authorities have a suicide prevention plan and 60% have a multi-agency suicide prevention group.

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