Suicide and Self Harm Prevention Strategy
The impact of suicide is devastating for families, communities and people involved in someone’s care.
As members of the Zero Suicide Alliance, we believe that suicide is not inevitable. We play a critical role within the communities of Norfolk and Suffolk to do all we can to prevent suicide by working closely with our service users, carers and partner organisations to help make a difference.
We know how serious self-harm is and that self-harm and suicide are closely linked. We therefore feel it is important that we have a strategy aiming to better understand, prevent, aid recovery and assist people through worrying times.
We are creating the joint Suicide and Self Harm Prevention Strategy 2023-2028 to guide the Trust services over the coming years. For this to be effective we need everyone who has been, is currently, or could be affected by suicide and/or self-harm to contribute in any way that they can. We are seeking views and guidance from our service users, carers, employees, partners and third sector organisations. Your opinion matters to us to help further improve the care we provide.
We aim to have this strategy completed within one year. During this time, we will be engaging with our communities through surveys and events.
For more information please email NSFTzerosuicideambition@nsft.nhs.uk