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Suicide Prevention - Update

Meeting: 24/11/2021 - Health & Wellbeing Board (Item 9)

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To consider a report of the Director of Public Health.


The report provides an update of the age-friendly work so far, and an opportunity for partner organisations to refresh the age-friendly ambitions and commitments as a borough.


The Board is requested to note and comment on the report.


Officer contact: Judith Strobl,

Additional documents:


The Director of Public Health submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which provided an update on current data on suicides by Stockport residents, progress with the existing 2020 action plan, as well as additional actions set during the pandemic response, and presented actions planned for 2021/2022.


The following comments were made/issues raised: -


·         Welcomed the continued work in this area including the range of suicide prevention measures and incorporation within the wider health and wellbeing strategy.


·         In response to a question raised in relation to training opportunities, it was stated that there was a range of suicide prevention training available at different levels which was available to all residents across the borough with people able to access a programme which was most appropriate for them. The training programmes were continuing to be promoted across all communication channels with support from voluntary sector colleagues.


·         Commented on the importance of strong partnership work which had been strengthened by the suicide prevention forum.


·         Welcomed the development of the strategic framework for the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy which would be key to supporting residents and understanding the wider determinants of health such as housing and employment.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.