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Suicide Prevention Strategy – ‘Protect Life 2’ published today

Tuesday September 10th, 2019

The Department of Health has today published the ‘Protect Life 2’ Suicide Prevention Strategy.

Department of Health

The strategy sets out what the Department will do to reduce suicide and self-harm over the next five years and looks at the importance of everyone working together on prevention.

Currently £8.7m is invested on suicide prevention each year. An additional £1.35m has been provided through the transformation programme this financial year.

Protect Life 2 contains a range of new and ongoing actions designed to reduce the suicide rate including greater focus on those bereaved by suicide, more support for those who care for others and enhanced working across Departments. Full implementation of the strategy will require additional funding in future years.

The Protect Life 2 Strategy is available to download from the DoH Website. – https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/protectlife2.

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