Suicide is defined by The World Health Organisation as "the act of deliberately killing oneself". Often the only person who really knows what made someone end their life is the person themselves, so it can be difficult to pinpoint local or national triggers that lead to suicide and as a result, make it challenging to put preventative measures in place. and to determine preventative measures that can be put in place.
Suicide has devastating effects, and its ripple is wide-reaching. The UK registered 6,507 suicides in 2018, with men being three times more likely to end their lives. We believe that suicide should never be inevitable, and we strive to make it preventable.
In 2015, the Lincolnshire multi-agency Suicide Prevention Steering Group (SPSG) formed and created the Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Lincolnshire. Now, in 2020, we are awaiting publication of the refreshed plan.
Have Your Say
Healthwatch Lincolnshire want to hear the stories behind the statistics, to know if the Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Lincolnshire will make a difference.
Please take this opportunity to share your own or that of a loved ones experience to help influence the design and delivery of future services, and importantly to help provide a better understanding of suicide.
The findings from this survey will be shared with the NHS and other services which provide suicide prevention in Lincolnshire. We will not ask you to share your name or contact details.
Complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SQ8ZL5M
If you require any help or support related to this survey please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01205 820 892
For anyone feeling affected by suicide please contact https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/contact-us/need-help-now/lincolnshire-sucide-safe
Survey open from: September 18, 2020
Survey closes: October 16, 2020