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High Suicide Rates among Neurodiverse Individuals: Why it matters and what can be done about it

Autistic people make up approximately 1% of the population but 11% of suicides. We heard from David Stocks, a Suicide Prevention Community Worker at Black Country Healthcare NHS Trust about the high suicide rates in neurodivergent individuals and what NHS Trusts can do to improve the mental health support in place to help these individuals.

Suicide Prevention: Panel Discussion: Developing Suicide Prevention Strategies for Marginalised Groups

Research shows that marginalised people are at greater risk of suicide than other groups. In this panel discussion, we welcomed Natalie Creary from Black Thrive, Mo Wiltshire from Stonewall, and Helen Jones from MindOut who discussed how to develop suicide prevention strategies for marginalised groups.

Suicide Prevention: Speak Their Name: Supporting Families Bereaved by Suicide

Speak Their Name: The Greater Manchester Suicide Memorial Quilt, was a project started by the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020. We heard more about the project from Adele Owen QPM the Greater Manchester Suicide Prevention Programme Manager at the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership.

Suicide Prevention: Revising National Suicide Prevention Strategies in Response to Covid-19

The Government is reforming suicide prevention strategies, due to the detrimental impact that the pandemic has had on mental health. We heard from Nadine Dories MP, former Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, about how the Government is revising national suicide prevention strategies.