Employment and Support Allowance: Suicide

Department of Health written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons his Department's report, Preventing suicide in England: third progress report of the cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives, published in January 2017 does not prioritise employment and support allowance claimants for additional help and support.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Cross-Government Suicide Prevention Strategy for England (2012) identified high risk groups and groups of people for whom tailored approaches to their mental health are required to address the risk of suicide. This includes people who are unemployed and those with long-term health conditions.

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