Lambeth's Health and Well-Being board, are holding an informal session to discuss the draft suicide prevention strategy.
Around 24 people die from suicide each year in the borough. Most of these are young people under the age of 50, and the impact of these deaths on families and communities is profound.
Suicide deaths are preventable, and we need to ensure that we work together, involving many different agencies and individuals, to reduce suicide in our communities.
At this informal session the focus will be on the draft suicide prevention strategy, and will include:
- a presentation by the Lambeth public health team on the draft strategy
- a chance to share your views and hear the views of local people working on suicide prevention
- group discussions to hear views, particularly on the 6 key at-risk groups and actioning areas for the strategy (these are listed below)
- People who are vulnerable due to economic circumstances,
- Children and young people,
- People who misuse substances,
- People in the care of mental health services,
- BME groups, migrants and asylum seekers
- Improving access to timely suicide and self-harm data
Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no need to book, you can simply turn up.
Read the full story at: Love Lambeth - Working to prevent suicide in Lambeth