Policy paper: Suicide prevention in England: fifth progress report

Department Of Health

March 27
00:15 2021

Preventing suicide in England: fifth progress report of the cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives

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This report details the steps taken to reduce deaths by suicide since the fourth progress report, which was published in January 2019.

The report sets out:

  • the data and evidence we have on suicide and self-harm
  • the progress made against existing commitments designed to prevent suicides and self-harm
  • further actions for government and its agencies, particularly in the context of COVID-19

This report also sets out a refreshed cross-government suicide prevention workplan, which updates the commitments outlined in the suicide prevention: cross-government workplan, published in January 2019.

Published 27 March 2021

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