No More Suicide- Preventing suicide in Cheshire & Merseyside
Suicide is preventable yet in England 13 people kill themselves every day; one person every 90 minutes in the UK. The impact on family, friends, workplaces, schools and communities can be devastating; it carries a huge financial burden for the local economy and contributes to worsening inequalities. Friends and relatives of people who die by suicide have a 1 in 10 risk of making a suicide attempt after their loss 7 and they experience severe effects on their health, quality of life, ability to function well at work and in their personal lives.
Acting to eliminate preventable deaths is a public health concern. There is no single cause and no single solution to suicide, but a requirement for joint, collaborative effort utilising evidence-based interventions, intelligence and a drive to eradicate this preventable death.
This strategy is an all-age suicide prevention strategy, recognising that suicide and suicidal risk varies across the life course and that prevention and age-appropriate interventions are particularly important.
This 2017 update increases the focus on inequalities, men, children and young people, self-harm and safer care.
No More- Zero Suicide Strategy
Wirral Council and its partners pledge to tackle all forms of abuse. This can include emotional, physical and sexual abuse and other forms of coercive control by people of any gender.
How to get help – looking for support?
Support options are available for survivors who are experiencing, or have experienced, domestic abuse of any kind via the council website at wirral.gov.uk.
- In an emergency, always dial 999.
- If you need help to deal with domestic abuse or violence you can contact the Family Safety Unit on 0151 666 4914, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
- National 24 Hour Domestic Abuse helpline – call free on 0808 2000 247 National Domestic Violence Helpline website.