Issue details

Herefordshire Suicide Prevention Strategy

To approve a Suicide Prevention Strategy for Herefordshire 2019 - 2023.

The strategy sets out the profile of suicide in Herefordshire and steps that can be taken to contribute to its prevention.  It is intended that partner organisations will each take action and also work collaboratively to reduce the number of suicides in Herefordshire.

The strategy builds upon national strategy, policy and guidance. It includes a shared vision and key priority areas.  The vision of the strategy is aligned to the national strategy in seeking to achieve a greater than 10% reduction in the number of suicides by 2021. This includes a zero suicide ambition for mental health inpatient services.  There are complexities in interpreting fact and figures in respect of suicide, but overall numbers and rates in Herefordshire are seen to be consistent with national trends.

Partners will be jointly responsible for the delivery of the strategy.  The Mental Health Partnership Board will oversee the development of an action plan, which partners will then be responsible for delivering. 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Strategic nature / impact on communities;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/03/2019

Decision due: 25 July 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Lead director: Director of adults and communities

Department: Adults and Communities

Contact: Ewen Archibald, Head of community commissioning and resources Email: Tel: 01432 261970.


Mental health partnership board
key strategic partners
voluntary community and faith organisations
consultation with political groups as a key decision

Details of any declarations of interest: None


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