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This document is for people with responsibility for suicide prevention in local authorities and their partner agencies. The document includes:

  • the meaning of the term ‘suicide clusters’
  • identification of suicide clusters
  • suggestions for who may be at risk of suicidal acts due to the influence of other people’s suicidal behaviour,
  • the mechanisms involved in suicide clusters
  • the effects of suicide on other individuals

The steps required at local level to prepare for a suicide cluster are described alongside suggested responses to possible suicide clusters.

Finally, best practice is provided on how to evaluate responses to a cluster, and on using the experience to improve further suicide prevention measures.

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These toolkits are a collaboration between the Royal College of Nursing and Public Health England

They are primarily for nurses who work with children and young people, whether in community or hospital settings, including:

  • school nurses
  • practice nurses
  • accident and emergency nurses

These toolkits aim to:

  • develop skills and knowledge and recognise the wider context of mental health in relation to LGBT sexual orientation and identity.
  • provide a general outline for health professionals looking to increase their skills and knowledge around suicide prevention strategies with LGBT young people

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This report summarises the latest trends, research and developments on suicide prevention in England. This report:

  • calls on services to be more ambitious about suicide prevention, and challenge the assumption that suicide is inevitable
  • highlights 3 areas in England that have already adopted a zero suicide ambition
  • outlines how services can improve by adopting this new attitude and effective interventions

The annual report has been prepared with the input of leading experts in the field of suicide prevention, including the members of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group.

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“Preventing suicide: a global imperative” is aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisectoral public health approach. The report provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts as well as actionable steps for countries based on their current resources and context to move forward in suicide prevention.


This document is the Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework (SPSF) to inform the action taken by key stakeholders in Bolton involved in the prevention of suicides. It provides a framework of recommendations taken from national policy, and local evidence that aim to impact on known suicide risk. It will be of great interest to all commissioners and practitioners involved in the prevention of suicides in Bolton.

To contribute to the consultation, please complete the questionnaire by clicking here:

The consultation shall be open until 18th March 2013

This is the Suicide and injury undetermined JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Mortality section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.



  • Suicide in Bolton is significantly higher than both the national and regional averages;
  • The female suicide rate, whilst lower than the male, is currently much higher in Bolton than the regional and national picture;
  • The suicide rate in Bolton is significantly higher that many of its statistical peers;
  • Suicide in Bolton is significantly higher in the most deprived fifth of the population;
  • The majority of suicides in Bolton occur in the White British ethnic group, which is largely representative of Bolton demography;
  • For both genders, the greater proportion of suicides occur in the 18-44 age group.


This report provides an examination and analysis of suicides and self harm in Bolton, concentrating on suicides during 2008 to 2010. The report includes details of an audit of suicide cases from Coronial files.

Report on research aimed at improving understanding of causal factors in suicides.

A data profile accompaniment to the UK focal point for violence and injury prevention series of evidence reviews.

An evidence review examining best practice in prevention of suicide and self harm as part of WHO global violence and injury prevention programme. The review examines five areas of successful initiatives: developing awareness and skills; increasing identification and referral; supporting and treating those at risk; community interventions; societal interventions.

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