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Preventing suicide: a toolkit for mental health services

Reference number
1133
Issue date25 November 2009
TypeToolkit

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.

 

Preventing suicide | A toolkit for mental health services
Preventing suicide | A toolkit for mental health services - 1.24 MB 1133 | Preventing suicide | A toolkit for mental health services | 2009.11.25 | v1
Preventing suicide | The standards | Toolkit for mental health services
Preventing suicide | The standards | Toolkit for mental health services - 91 KB 1133A | The standards | Preventing suicide | A toolkit for mental health services | 2009.11.25 | v1
Preventing suicide | Audit tool v4| Toolkit for mental health services
Preventing suicide | Audit tool v4| Toolkit for mental health services - 303 KB 1133 F | Audit tool | Preventing suicide | A toolkit for mental health services | 2011.01.26 | v4
Preventing suicide | Ward manager checklist | Toolkit for mental health services
Preventing suicide | Ward manager checklist | Toolkit for mental health services - 100 KB 1133 E | Ward manager checklist | Preventing suicide | A toolkit for mental health services | September 2010 | v2