The Department of Health has launched a new cross-government strategy ‘Preventing suicide in England‘ on World Suicide Prevention Day. The new strategy has been informed by a consultation on the draft suicide prevention strategyin 2011 and TASC was involved in the important consultation process.
The strategy supports action by bringing together knowledge about groups at higher risk of suicide, applying evidence of effective interventions and highlighting resources available. This will support local decision-making, while recognising the autonomy of local organisations to decide what works in their area.
TASC are now continuing to work to make sure that the strategy is implemented at local level and that there is accountability when this fails to happen.