Suicide prevention in England: 5-year cross-sector strategy [Sept 2023]

This strategy sets out the national ambitions for suicide prevention over the next 5 years and the steps we will collectively need to take to achieve them. This includes individuals, organisations across national and local government, the NHS, the private sector, the VCSE sectors, and academia.

The aim of this cross-government strategy is to bring everybody together around common priorities and set out actions that can be taken to:

The overall ambitions set by this strategy are to:

  •     reduce the suicide rate over the next 5 years – with initial reductions observed within half this time or sooner
  •     continue to improve support for people who self-harm
  •     continue to improve support for people who have been bereaved by suicide

The strategy sets out over 100 actions led by government departments, the NHS, the voluntary sector and other national partners to make progress against these areas.