Public Health England

Stakeholder engagement and collateral development

Task: to support local authorities, voluntary sector ogranisations and other stakeholders to develop and deliver local suicide prevention plans. 

Approach: We developed a suite of resources aimed at commissioners and frontline services, including an evidence-based case of change, facts and figures, setting objectives and prioritising audiences, personal stories and a wide range of ideas for the delivery of local suicide-prevention interventions. The resources were promoted through a series of workshops organised in each government region, supported by an online presentation, as well as coverage in key public health communication channels. 

Impact: An independent progress report published in May 2019 by The Samaritans found that 99% of local authorities have established or are developing a suicide prevention action plan.