This page collects together the various suicide resources and related information from across the RCPsych website.
For patients, carers and general public
Our information leaflet on depression in adults outlines a number of UK-based resources for people needing help right now.
For World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) in 2021, RCPsych was joined by Dr Alex George to discuss male suicide, social isolation and mental health education.
Our website contains information on several conditions which can lead to thoughts of self-harm or suicidal thoughts:
The Suicide Prevention National Transformation Programme aims to reduce the number of deaths by suicide in England by 10% by 2020/21.
- middle-aged men (aged 35-54 years) – who remain at the highest risk of suicide
- people who use mental health services – who account for around a third of all suicides in England
- people who have self-harmed – self-harm is the biggest indicator of suicide risk.
The programme section on our website includes a dedicated page of useful resources around suicide and self-harm that are free to access and use.