Developing a suicide prevention strategy in forensic mental health services

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Death by suicide accounts for more deaths worldwide than war and natural disasters combined with 800,000 deaths globally each year. In 2015, 4820 people are recorded as having died by suicide in England. The link between suicide and mental disorders is well established. Those in contact with the criminal justice systems are known to have a higher suicide rate than the general population and the rate of suicide in prisons can be up to 10 times higher. The recent development of a region-wide suicide prevention strategy in England will be described and the implications for forensic services will be discussed.
Period12 Jun 2018
Event title18th Annual International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference: Service Development is the Laboratory of Forensic Mental Health: Integrating Science and Treatment into Outcome
Event typeConference
Conference number18
LocationAntwerp, BelgiumShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational