The suicide prevention toolkit provides mental health organisations with a simple method to:
- establish a system for suicide audit in the local context
- use case note reviews to change how performance is measured and risks are identified
- support the development of local suicide prevention strategies
- produce data which can be merged at regional and national levels to identify trends for further learning
The National Reporting and Learning Service (NRLS) updated the toolkit in 2009 and it contains:
- an updated set of standards
- an audit tool
- a checklist
These materials are Excel-based programmes providing users with visual representations of compliance and an automated action plan for the audit tool.
The checklist should be completed monthly and the audit tool annually.