The impact of death by suicide is devastating for families, communities and people involved in someone’s care.
As members of the Zero Suicide Alliance, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust NSFT believe that suicide is not inevitable. We play a critical role within our communities to do all we can to prevent suicide by working closely with our service users, carers and partner organisations to help make a difference.
We know how serious self-harm is and that self-harm and death by suicide are closely linked. We therefore feel it is important that we have a strategy aiming to better understand, prevent, aid recovery and assist people through worrying times.
We are developing a joint Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention Strategy to guide our Trust services over the coming years. For this to be effective we need everyone who has been, is currently, or could be affected by suicide and/or self-harm to contribute in any way they can. We are seeking views and guidance from our service users, carers, staff, partners and third sector organisations. Your opinion matters to us to help further improve the care we provide.
We aim to have this strategy completed within one year. During this time, we will be engaging with our communities through surveys and events.
Please help NSFT to understand how you would like to be involved in the development of the strategy please complete this short survey. The closing date for the survey is Monday, 14 June 2021.
For more information or to request hard copies of the survey, please email: NSFTzerosuicideambition@nsft.nhs.uk