All public sector partners in Salford are working together to address the devastating impact that suicide has on families and communities and ensure that suicide should always be considered an avoidable occurrence.

We know that Salford has a number of high risk groups (which mirror some of the nationally identified high risk groups) who may have a greater risk of suicide. These groups include:

  • Males aged 40 - 59 years
  • People with multiple risk factors – e.g. carers, people in the criminal justice system, people with mental health conditions, military veterans, faith groups, people who are unemployed and people who have alcohol or drug problems.
  • People in the construction workforce
  • People from LGBT communities
  • People from BAME / refugee and asylum communities

It is important to note that not everyone who considers suicide has a mental health problem.

In our strategy, we have six key objectives to achieve this vision:

  1. Salford will achieve the Safer Suicide Community Accreditation 
  2. Develop an awareness of suicide prevention and increase the capacity of individuals and organisations to respond to and engage proactivity with individuals in distress and individuals who are perceived to be at high risk of suicide.
  3. Provide effective support to individuals who have been affected by a suicide bereavement
  4. Build a wider partnership approach
  5. Align and / or incorporate the Salford Suicide Prevention Strategy with other strategies and programmes
  6. Making a difference – checking that our actions make a difference

You can read more about our strategy and action plan in the documents below: