Samaritans prisons data – Unlocking the evidence

This report looks at key trends in prison suicide rates and presents what Samaritans know about why some people in prison take their own lives. The reasons, as with all suicides, are complex. It is suggested that the increased risk of suicide in prisoners stems from a unique combination of pre-existing vulnerability and the prison environment itself.

Samaritans_PrisonsDataReport_2019

 

Autistica Action Briefing: Suicide Prevention

Autistica is the UK’s autism research charity. This briefing summarises the most important scientific findings about suicide in the autistic community. It was developed in collaboration with leading researchers, autistic people and bereaved family members as an insight into the latest evidence.

Autistica strongly urge the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS policy-makers, local authorities, services and public research funders to act on this information.

 

Autistica Action Briefing: Suicide Prevention

 

MaSH Learning: Management of Self-Harm in the Emergency Department

This online learning resource has been developed by researchers at the Manchester Self-Harm (MaSH) Project, which is part of the Centre for Suicide Prevention, a leading UK centre for research into suicidal behaviour based at The University of Manchester.

This resource has been designed to help people understand more about why people may self-harm and how to help people who present to hospital emergency departments after self-harm.

MaSH Learning: Management of Self-Harm in the Emergency Department

Understanding Suicidal Distress and Promoting Survival in LGBT Communities

This qualitative study written by MindOut, Children’s and Young Peoples Trust, University of Brighton, Brighton and Sussex Community Knowledge Exchange and Allsorts Young Project outlines key themes that underpin the experience of suicidal distress amongst two groups of LGBT people: young people and those who identify as having mental health problems.

Understanding Suicidal Distress and Promoting Survival in LGBT Communities

The truth about self-harm

This booklet, created by the Mental Health Foundation, aims to help you understand more about self-harm and what to do if you are worried about yourself or someone else. It explains what self-harm is, what to do if you or someone you know is self-harming, and how to get help.

The truth about self-harm