Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings

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Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings

This guideline covers ways to reduce deaths by suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicides. This includes families and emergency responders, who may as a result be at risk of harming themselves. It looks at measures that can be used in places where suicide is more likely, and at ways to identify and help people at risk. It also covers how local services can best work together and what plans and training they need to put in place.


It does not cover national strategies, general mental wellbeing, or areas covered by other NICE guidance such as self-harm or mental health conditions.


Who is it for?

·         Health and wellbeing boards and local safeguarding boards

·         Commissioners in the NHS and local authorities

·         Organisations in the public, private and voluntary and community sectors

·         Health and social care services, particularly primary care and community services

·         Prison and custodial services, detention centres, community rehabilitation companies and the national probation service

·         National crime agency, police and emergency services

·         Education institutions

·         Families, carers and other people who have been bereaved or affected by suicide

The response to this consultation has now been submitted. Please contact the Consultation Response Team ([email protected]) if you have any related queries.

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Consultation Body
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales


Consultation Close Date
12 Apr 2018
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