Alcohol and suicide: insights from LGBTQ+ communities’ experiences
The Suicide Prevention Consortium – a partnership between Samaritans, NSPA, Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP), and With You, have been exploring what the relationship between alcohol and suicide looks like for LGBTQ+ people in England in their own words.
Through this work we heard that people’s experiences of alcohol, suicide and self-harm are highly personal, with LGBTQ+ identities being just one lens in which some of their experiences can be viewed through.
This report summarises the findings and builds on the findings and recommendations from our 2022 report exploring alcohol and suicide (link below).
We want to see a more person-centered approach to healthcare which provides inclusive and joined up care to reduce alcohol related harms and suicide risk.
Alcohol and suicide: insights from LGBTQ+ communities’ experiences builds on the findings and recommendations from our 2022 report exploring alcohol and suicide, you can view this here.
The Suicide Prevention Consortium is led by Samaritans and also includes the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA), Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP) and With You. As part of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, it aims to bring the expertise of its member organisations and the voice of those with lived experience directly to policymakers, to improve suicide prevention in England.