Suicide prevention in Staffordshire
We're working in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, local hospitals, NHS community organisations, voluntary and community groups across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to prevent suicide and better support those affected by it.
Joint suicide prevention campaign
In 2020 the partnership launched a communications campaign called #TalkSuicide.
The campaign aims to increase awareness about suicide and challenge the myths and stigma that surround it.
Find out more about #TalkSuicide.
Suicide prevention strategy
Our partnership approach to suicide prevention is set out in the strategy Saving Lives: Staffordshire Suicide Prevention Strategy 2015/16 to 2020/21.
The dosument below is available to download and print out:
What are the aims of this strategy?
We want a multi-agency approach that will reduce the suicide rate and better support those affected by suicide in Staffordshire. To achieve this we have the following objectives:
- to implement the local elements of the national suicide prevention strategy
- to promote a life course approach to suicide prevention, better understanding the circumstances that might prompt people to desperate measures and to recognise the key risk groups for Staffordshire
- to provide a shared and valid baseline for measuring improvement in reducing suicide rates
- to address the Staffordshire Children’s Board serious case review recommendation regarding reducing suicide and self-harm in adolescents.
- to work across partners and with stakeholders to better understand effective interventions that will improve the current provision of services.
- to influence the commissioning intentions of local commissioners to address any identified gaps.
Where can I go for help?
If you are worried about yourself or someone else, you're not alone - help and support is available.
Visit our help and support page to find the contact details of organsations that can help.