Lincolnshire County Council

Local Government

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?

Public Health Lincolnshire is leading the strategic Suicide Prevention Group in Lincolnshire. We are responsible for facilitating the partnership approach of the Suicide Prevention Group.

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What are your current priorities?

We are currently establishing a number of Task and Finish implementation groups in key areas:

– Awareness.

– Prevention.

– Data Research.

– Monitoring. 

We will also work closely with the Mental Health Crisis Concordat Board to develop better crisis support.

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What challenges are you currently facing?

In order to achieve the deemed outcome of helping reduce suicide in Lincolnshire we need to achieve the following:

1.  Clarity of pathways.
2. Development of Suicide Prevention awareness messages.
3. Learning from data, research and monitoring. To do this we will need to establish an evaluation method.

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