This report, ‘From Grief to Hope’, comes from Manchester University and Support After Suicide Partnership, and shares the findings from a survey of over 7000 people bereaved by suicide, about the impact the bereavement had on their lives. It includes recommendations to governments, to employers and wider society about how to improve the support that’s available for those bereaved by suicide.
Read the Full Report
In October 2020, Samaritans launched their “Pushed from pillar to post” report. This report shows there is no consistent, effective support in England for people who self-harm and urgent improvements are needed. It sets out a compelling case for change involving schools, universities, workplaces, primary care, mental health care, and the community and voluntary sector.
Read the full report here
In September 2020, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide & Self-Harm Prevention launched their report on the inquiry into support available for young people who self-harm. This inquiry was carried out by a panel of parliamentarians on behalf of the APPG on Suicide and Self-Harm, with support provided by Samaritans.
The panel consisted of members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords. They were:
- Liz Twist MP (Labour) – Chair of the APPG on Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention and the inquiry
- Jackie Doyle-Price MP (Conservative)
- Jason McCartney MP (Conservative)
- Bambos Charalambous MP (Labour)
- Mary Glindon MP (Labour)
- Baroness Tyler of Enfield (Liberal Democrat)
- Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (Crossbench)
This toolkit from Essex, Southend on Sea and Thurrock councils in collaboration with the NHS is to support those working with school-age children and young people under 18 in educational settings
Self-harm Management Toolkit for Educational Settings
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.
Around 200 young people die by suicide every year. This report investigates the relationship between loneliness and suicide in young people, and if or how they may be connected.
Loneliness, suicide and young people
This toolkit has been developed by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) from the NICE Quality Standard (QS34) covering the initial management of self-harm and the provision of longer-term support for children and young people (aged 8 to 18) and adults (aged 18+) who self-harm.
NCISH toolkit for self-assessment
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
This quality standard covers the initial management of self-harm and the provision of longer-term support for children and young people (aged 8 to 18) and adults (aged 18 and over) who self-harm. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
NICE Quality Standards Self-harm
The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute have published a report exploring the evidence around debt and suicidal thoughts and actions, and suicide prevention recommendations for government, local authorities and essential services providers.
A Silent Killer: Breaking the link between financial difficulty and suicide
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