New suicide prevention guidance for local authorities
Today sees the publication of the Public Health England local suicide prevention planning guidance to support local authorities develop and deliver effective suicide prevention interventions. Amy and her team are proud to have led the development of this important guidance over the last six months. The project has involved a comprehensive review of the evidence and extensive consultation with practitioners. It has been shaped with regular input from Public Health England, Department of Health, NSPA, academics and our specially formed Expert Reference Group. A letter from the Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt is being sent out to every local authority encouraging them to use the guidance. We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to the guidance and we hope that with this support that there will be more local action across England in 2017 and beyond.