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Protect Life 2 – A Strategy for Preventing Suicide and Self Harm in Northern Ireland 2019 - 2024

Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Country Resources Suicide Prevention Northern Ireland 10 September 2019 Policy document community services, health system, suicide

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Protect Life 2 2019-24 is a long-term strategy for reducing suicides and the incidence of self-harm with action delivered across a range of Government departments, agencies, and sectors. The strategy encompasses:
• General population-based approaches designed to influence attitudes and behaviours such as help-seeking behaviour, restricting access to means of suicide, raising awareness and supporting responsible media reporting.
• Targeted intervention such as training for health and social care staff and people working in the community, self-harm referral from emergency departments, self harm case management, improving risk management within mental health services, screening in health and substance misuse services, and supporting recovery in those who have made suicide attempts.
• Crisis de-escalation and case management to prevent attempted suicide by people in mental health crisis and/or emotional or social crisis.
• Postvention support for those bereaved or otherwise affected by suicide, and improving data collection and analysis in relation to suicide in order to inform service improvement.


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