Plans to address suicide rates in Nottingham have been unveiled by Nottingham City Council and they aim to tackle the risks of suicide.
The plans are a result of the City Council’s Health and wellbeing board meetings and as well as tackling the issue of suicide, they will also be looking more closely at mental health.
Regular reviews of self-harm at a local and national level are to be regularly conducted to find out where the need for help might be.
The strategy is also looking to create more services for people who have been left bereaved of affected by suicide.
Suicide rates in Nottingham currently stand at 7.6 per 100,000 people, which according to Dr Chris Kenny ‘is not high in comparison with other areas’.
Liz Pierce, a public health manager at Nottingham City Council, outlines the plans’ significance:
Councillor Alex Norris, the chair of the health and wellbeing board at Nottingham City Council, discusses the impact of mental health:
The Council is hoping suicide rates will be reduced through these new plans, but that is something that only time will tell.