Shropshire Council

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Suicide Prevention Strategy

The Shropshire Suicide Prevention Action Group has been established as part of the action plan in the Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Suicide Prevention Strategy. It is made up of representatives from across the public, voluntary & community, and private sector who are working together on key themes:

  • access to support and prevention
  • using data and information
  • care plans
  • self-harm
  • engaging post suicide
  • training
  • communications and media

The Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Suicide Prevention strategy aims to:

  • raise awareness of suicide risk, promote access to support services (including those bereaved by suicide) from a wide range of sources (not just health services).
  • encourage more people to talk about self-harm, suicide and the risk factors associated with suicide in order to destigmatise and encourage people to seek help when they feel it is needed.
  • provide those who have a public facing role to have confidence in signposting people affected by suicidal thoughts to the services that could best help them.

Please click here to read the strategy.