Surrey Suicide Prevention Strategy Engagement

Closes 31 Aug 2024

Opened 8 Jul 2024


The Suicide prevention strategy for England 2023 to 2028 was published in September 2023. The strategy sets out the government’s ambitions over the next 5 years to:

  • Reduce suicide rates
  • Improve support for people who have self-harmed
  • Improve support for people bereaved by suicide

It includes steps and actions from across government and a wide range of organisations to achieve these ambitions with the ultimate aim to reduce the suicide rate over the next 5 years – with initial reductions in half this time.

The strategy focuses on prevention and early intervention with a large focus on what more can be done by government, the NHS, wider local public services, businesses and community groups

In Surrey we have drafted a new suicide prevention strategy to reflect the national strategy and key priorities for Surrey based on the data, intelligence and learning work. In this strategy Surrey aims to reset how suicide prevention is developed and embedded across Surrey. 

In this strategy we emphasise that suicide prevention needs to be embedded across Surrey. Therefore, a key aspiration is to embed suicide prevention across Surrey so that: “Suicide Prevention is Everybody Business”

Why your views matter

The Surrey health system, social care providers, educational setting and local communities are encouraged to review the draft Surrey suicide prevention strategy and the action areas and give feedback on these.

In the strategy key actions have been set out and we seek views on who should be accountable for these action.

Give us your views


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  • Anyone from any background


  • Health and wellbeing