Suicide Prevention Draft Strategy 2022-25

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Each death by suicide has profound consequences on individuals, families and communities – it is estimated that every person who dies by suicide was known to over 100 people, and therefore may affect each person in some way. Importantly, suicide and self-harm can be prevented by promoting the factors that help people while addressing the factors that increase risk.

A collective response is required from statutory bodies, voluntary organisations and the communities within Tower Hamlets. In effect, suicide prevention is everyone’s business. The Tower Hamlets Suicide Prevention Strategy 2022-2025 provides an update from the previous strategy for 2017-2021, continuing to acknowledge the critical importance of multi-agency partnership working to prevent suicides.

For more local information and data and national policy context, please see the attached strategy.

In developing the strategy, the Tower Hamlets multi-agency suicide prevention steering group has aligned with the national strategy. The overall aims of this strategy are to (1) Reduce the rates of suicide and self-harm and (2) Establish supportive environments for people affected by suicide. We will achieve these aims by organising action across the seven priority areas identified in the national Suicide Prevention Strategy:

  • Reduce risk of suicide in high risk groups
  • Reduce rates of self-harm
  • Tailor approaches to improve mental health
  • Provide better information and support to those bereaved or affected by suicide
  • Reduce access to means of suicide
  • Support the media in delivering sensitive approaches
  • Support research, data collection and monitoring

Please provide feedback about how Tower Hamlets can address local gaps and build on pre-existing activities and plans over the next three years.

Survey closes Monday 13 December 2021.

Each death by suicide has profound consequences on individuals, families and communities – it is estimated that every person who dies by suicide was known to over 100 people, and therefore may affect each person in some way. Importantly, suicide and self-harm can be prevented by promoting the factors that help people while addressing the factors that increase risk.

A collective response is required from statutory bodies, voluntary organisations and the communities within Tower Hamlets. In effect, suicide prevention is everyone’s business. The Tower Hamlets Suicide Prevention Strategy 2022-2025 provides an update from the previous strategy for 2017-2021, continuing to acknowledge the critical importance of multi-agency partnership working to prevent suicides.

For more local information and data and national policy context, please see the attached strategy.

In developing the strategy, the Tower Hamlets multi-agency suicide prevention steering group has aligned with the national strategy. The overall aims of this strategy are to (1) Reduce the rates of suicide and self-harm and (2) Establish supportive environments for people affected by suicide. We will achieve these aims by organising action across the seven priority areas identified in the national Suicide Prevention Strategy:

  • Reduce risk of suicide in high risk groups
  • Reduce rates of self-harm
  • Tailor approaches to improve mental health
  • Provide better information and support to those bereaved or affected by suicide
  • Reduce access to means of suicide
  • Support the media in delivering sensitive approaches
  • Support research, data collection and monitoring

Please provide feedback about how Tower Hamlets can address local gaps and build on pre-existing activities and plans over the next three years.

Survey closes Monday 13 December 2021.

  • The seven priority areas are:


    This strategy is asking for feedback and addressing local gaps across the priority areas for the next three years while building on pre-existing activities and plans.

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