Suicide

Suffolk's Suicide Prevention Strategy

In Suffolk, around 60 people each year take their own life.

‘Suffolk Lives Matter’ is the name of Suffolk’s Suicide Prevention Strategy. It has 5 themes:

  1. Reducing Suicide Risk

  2. Supporting People at Greatest Risk

  3. Taking Action Together

  4. Improving How We Collect and Interpret Information

  5. Working with People in Suffolk

There are many factors which increase an individual’s risk of suicide.

Individuals may have a history of self-harm or have experienced trauma in childhood for example. Being in contact with the criminal justice system and drug and alcohol misuse can also be factors.

For more information and to access support see the Healthy Suffolk website

Amparo Suffolk

Amparo Suffolk is a countywide suicide liaison service offering support following notification of a suspected suicide, including one-to-one individual support and practical help. 

Individuals can self-refer to Amparo Suffolk or be referred by a professional on their behalf.

Amparo Suffolk can offer support following a suicide in a range of ways, including:

  • One to one individual support

  • Help with any media enquiries

  • Practical support when dealing with the Police or Coroner

  • Help overcoming feelings of isolation

Amparo Suffolk can be contacted on 0330 088 9255, email: Amparo.service@listening-ear.co.uk or more information can be found on the Amparo website.

 

Stay Alive App

The free Stay Alive suicide prevention app gives access to local and national helplines and crisis services, a safety plan and other resources.

 

For more information about the app see the Grassroots Preventing Suicide Together website.

 

Resources

 

Contact details of national and local organisations