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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.

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