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Suicide Prevention: Identifying and responding to suicide clusters

Abstract


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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Information Type

Policy/Guidance

Geographical Level

National

Population Level

All

Source

Public Health England

Keywords

Suicide, Suicide Prevention

Status

Current

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