Samaritans policy briefs: Suicide and self-harm prevention during Coronavirus

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Rates of suicide in England were at some of their highest levels of the last twenty years before the pandemic struck. There were 5,316 suicides in 2019 – 321 more than the year before.

Samaritans have published a series of short documents exploring the effects of the pandemic on three groups they are particularly concerned about: middle-aged men, people with existing mental health conditions and young people who self-harm, as well as a report on suicide and self-harm prevention during Coronavirus. You can read each of the reports which includes recommendations for future policy by clicking on the individual documents.

 

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