Suffolk User Forum is has been co-delivering suicide strategy events within the County and is leading 3 Stepping Forward workshops this week (see our events page), taking place in Ipswich, Bury and Lowestoft.
These are opportunities for anyone with an interested to talk about the new suicide prevention strategy for Suffolk and to invite people who are interested in making a difference to support a strategy with a vision for zero suicide in Suffolk. The workshops and conversations that have already taken place have explored people’s ideas across 6 key areas that have been proposed in national suicide prevention strategy guidance.
The 6 key areas include:
· Reduce risk in high risk groups
· Tailor approaches to improve Mental Health in specific groups
· Reduce access to means
· Better information and support to bereaved
· Support media in sensitive reporting
· Support research and monitoring
The final report will pull together everyone’s idea’s and recommendations that can work towards making real change to support a vision for zero suicide in Suffolk. It will also connect this new suicide prevention strategy with the current 5-year Mental Health Strategy, the Crisis Care Concordat Action Plan and the recommendations contained in the recent VERITAS report for Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust.
So far people have shared and discussed the following idea’s and recommendations which can you read by following this link. (Last updated 18th July 2016).