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Suicide prevention in Northamptonshire

In Northamptonshire, approximately 60 individuals take their own life each year. We believe every death by suicide is one too many and that suicide prevention should be a priority for all of us.

Call 999 if your life, or the life of someone else is in immediate danger.

The Suicide Prevention Steering Group (SPSG), led by Northamptonshire's Public Health Team, aims to reduce the rate of suicide and self-harm in Northamptonshire and has coordinated the production of the latest suicide prevention strategy.

The organisations involved are:

  • British Transport Police
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Educational Psychology Service
  • General Practice Alliance
  • Highways England
  • Kettering Samaritans
  • Network Rail
  • NHS England
  • North Northamptonshire Adult Social Care
  • Northampton Samaritans
  • Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue
  • Northamptonshire Carers
  • Northamptonshire Coroner’s Office
  • Northamptonshire Integrated Care Board
  • Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northamptonshire Highways
  • Northamptonshire Police
  • Public Health Northamptonshire
  • REACH Collaboration
  • University of Northampton
  • We Mind and Kelly Matters
  • West Northamptonshire Adult Social Care

Local information

National information

Government strategy

The UK Government published this document in 2012, setting out the following overall objectives: a reduction in the rate of suicide in England's general population; and better support for those affected or bereaved by suicide:

Preventing suicide in England: a cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives

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

Taskforce report

A report from the independent Mental Health Taskforce to the NHS in England in 2016, recommending key areas of action:

The five-year forward view for mental health

Practical resource for local authorities and partners

Published by Public Health England to support local authorities and partners to implement local suicide prevention plans:

Local suicide prevention planning: a practical resource

Suicide prevention recommendations

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published suicide prevention recommendations in 2018.

Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings


Last updated 01 May 2024