National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health Annual Report 2024 including easy read version

The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Heath (NCISH) 2024 annual report provides findings relating to people aged ten and above who died by suicide between 2011 and 2021 across all of the UK.

The NCISH database includes a national case series of suicide by patients under the care of mental health services over more than 26 years. This allows NCISH to make recommendations for clinical practice and policy that will improve safety locally, nationally, and internationally.

In this year’s report NCISH also present data on specific topics, some of which reflect current concerns in suicide prevention or groups who may be at increasing risk. These include autistic people and those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, in-patients aged under 25, patients aged 18-21 who were students, patients with a one-off assessment, and those who died by suicide in public locations.

An easy read version of the report is also linked below.

To find out more about the work of NCISH visit their website.