Every suicide is both an individual tragedy and terrible loss to society. Suicides are not inevitable and central to any prevention work is the maintenance of hope for potentially vulnerable individuals. Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) intends to work in partnership with other agencies to ensure that vulnerable individuals in their care and those at times of crisis are supported and kept safe from preventable harm.
Our prevention strategy is based on the key policy documents and current research on suicide and suicide prevention. This Strategy’s main focus is upon reducing the risk of suicide in those individuals known to LPFT services; however we acknowledge that because suicide is such a complex behaviour with a number of underlying causes, approaches to prevention must be wide-ranging.
We are therefore mindful of the need for collaborative working with other statutory organisations, third sector providers,service users/patients and their friends and families and will ensure that the LPFT Suicide Prevention Strategy aligns with the wider Lincolnshire Strategy.
The Six Action Areas
- Reduce the risk of suicide in key high-risk groups
- Tailor approaches to improve mental health in specific groups
- Reduce access to the means of suicide
- Provide better information and support to those bereaved or affected by suicide
- Support the media in delivering sensitive approaches to suicide and suicidal behaviour
- Support research, data collection and monitoring.
Find out more about Lincolnshire Suicide SAFE campaign.