It is well known that LGBT populations are particularly at risk of commiting suicide. SPRC have created this and other very useful documents for preventing suicide amoung this community.Read More
It is well known that LGBT populations are particularly at risk of commiting suicide. SPRC have created this and other very useful documents for preventing suicide amoung this community.
Self-harm is poorly understood in society even among those who in their working lives as school teachers, pastors, social workers, housing officers, police, prison officers and even nurses and doctors encounter people who harm themselves. People who harm themselves are subject to stigma and hostility. Read More
Over 1,300 young men in England take their own life each year. It is now the commonest cause of death in young men under 35. The national suicide prevention strategy for England therefore identified young men as one of its key target groups. Read More
This document provides a description of the numbers and rates of suicide within the UK and the Republic of Ireland (ROI), using the data which is available from the official statistical bodies; it does not provide explanations for the trends in suicide rates within or between nations. Read More
This bulletin presents the latest suicide figures for the UK, England, Wales, and Regions in England. New figures are presented for 2010 with previously released figures for 2006 to 2009 for comparison purposes. The potential impact of the increasing use of narrative verdicts by coroners on suicide rates at regional level in England, and in Wales, is also presented. Read More
When he national suicide prevention strategy for England in 2002 was published, there were clear criteria for the inclusion of groups in Goal 1 (reduction of risk in key high risk groups).
These criteria included: (i) a known statistical risk of suicide; (ii) actual numbers of suicides in the group were known; (iii) evidence exists on which to base preventative measures and; (iv) effective monitoring of preventive measures exist.Read More
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better. Read More
The SPRC Library is a searchable collection of resource materials on suicide and suicide prevention. In addition to SPRC products, the library contains selected materials developed by other organizations and professionals. This collection is maintained by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), and items are regularly added by professional librarians. Read More
The National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU) was launched in April 2009, consisting of a small central team and a range of programmes funded by both the Department of Health and the NHS to provide national support for implementing mental health policy by advising on national and international best practice to improve mental health and mental health services. Read More
This resource has been developed in direct response to the findings of NHS Hull’s local annual suicide audit which has shown repeatedly over the years that 75% of people who have died by suicide have been men, the majority of whom were in the age range 25 – 50. Read More