The Suicide Prevention National Transformation Programme has been established in response to a national commitment to reduce deaths by suicide by 10%, by 2020/21. Additional funding has been allocated to thirteen Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and two Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) that have a high level of need, to support local plans.
The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) has been commissioned by NHS England for a second year to work alongside the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) with each STP and ICS to improve quality and safety, and support local plans to reduce suicide.
There are three areas of focus for the programme, based on evidence provided by NCISH about the highest levels of need:
- Men (particularly those aged 35-54) – they have the highest incidence of deaths by suicide
- People who use mental health services – around one third of people who die by suicide are in contact with services
- People who have self-harmed – they are at increased risk of death by suicide.
To meet this aim:
- NCISH is working with each STP and ICS to understand their data and the evidence base (see below)
- Each STP and ICS will create their own driver diagram for their multi-agency plans (see below)
- NCCMH is providing quality improvement (QI) support, tailored to each STP’s and ICS's local plans; including workshops, QI coaching sessions and quarterly learning days
- NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) are supporting each STP and ICS at a regional and national level.
Programme resources and examples of work from the Wave 1 STPs are included below.
- Paper: Does Clinical Management Improve Outcomes following Self-Harm? Results from the Multicentre Study of Self-Harm in England (PDF)
- Paper: Randomised controlled trial of brief psychological intervention after deliberate self poisoning (PDF)
- Paper: Service user perspectives on psychosocial assessment following self-harm and its impact on further help-seeking: A qualitative study (PDF)
- Brochure: Coping with self-harm - A Guide for Parents and Carers (PDF)
- Brochure: Young people who self-harm - A Guide for School Staff (PDF)
- NICE Self Harm Quality Standard Self-Audit Toolkit (PDF)
The maps set out the 'architecture' of each framework – the ways in which the competences relate to each other. Placing the cursor over any of the boxes in the map takes you to the competences, so to see the competences associated with a specific activity, just click on the relevant box.
- Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Competence Framework for work with children and young people
- Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Competence Framework for work with adults and older adults
- Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Competence Framework for work with the public (community and public health)
- Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Competence Framework - Children and Young People (PDF)
- Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Competence Framework - Adults and Older Adults (PDF)
- Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Competence Framework - Community and Public Health (PDF)
- Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Competence Framework - Service User and Carer Report (PDF)
- Public Health England - We need to talk about suicide (doc)
Examples of work
- Cornwall and Isles of Scilly - Driver Diagram (PNG)
- Coventry and Warwickshire - Driver Diagram and Change Ideas (PDF)
- Kent and Medway - Driver Diagrams and Theory of Change (PPTX)
- Lancashire and South Cumbria Logic model (PDF)
- North East and North Cumbria Driver Diagram - Zero Suicide Ambition (PDF)
- Norfolk and Waveney Driver Diagram (PDF)
- Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire – Driver Diagram Suicide Prevention (PPTX)
- South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Driver Diagram (PDF)
Men's wellbeing groups
- Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire - Movember Campaign evidence review (PDF)
- Coventry and Warwickshire - 'It takes balls to talk' slides (PDF)