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Suicide Prevention

Purpose of the consultation

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee would welcome your views on the extent of the problem of suicide in Wales

Terms of reference:

The Committee is calling for evidence about:

  • The extent of the problem of suicide in Wales and evidence for its causes - including numbers of people dying by suicide, trends and patterns in the incidence of suicide; vulnerability of particular groups; risk factors influencing suicidal behaviour.
  • The social and economic impact of suicide.
  • The effectiveness of the Welsh Government’s approach to suicide prevention - including the suicide prevention strategy Talk to me 2 and its impact at the local, regional and national levels; the effectiveness of multi-agency approaches to suicide prevention; public awareness campaigns; reducing access to the means of suicide.
  • The contribution of the range of public services to suicide prevention, and mental health services in particular.
  • The contribution of local communities and civil society to suicide prevention.
  • Other relevant Welsh Government strategies and initiatives - for example Together for Mental Health, data collection, policies relating to community resilience and safety.
  • Innovative approaches to suicide prevention.

The deadline for responses is 8 December 2017. Please send your views to:

Providing Written Evidence

The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.

In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.

We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.

Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee
National Assembly for Wales
Pierhead Street
CF99 1NA

Email: SeneddHealth@Assembly.Wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565



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