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10 for 2010: Suicide prevention within the health community

This 10 for 2010 programme will reduce the number of suicides and incidents in self-harm.


The focus of the suicide prevention programme is the health community. This is an important area to focus on because 96 percent of patient suicides take place in the community and 74 percent of suicides are of individuals not in touch with mental health services in the previous 12 months. 


There is increasing complexity in terms of discharge planning and problems of communication between primary and secondary mental health services.


Further information on this 10 for 2010 programme will be available late summer 2010.


TitleIssue dateType
Preventing suicide: a toolkit for mental health services25 November 2009Toolkit
Wardrobes used as ligature points | Signal24 September 2009Signal