Northern Ireland: PHA calls for your views on suicide prevention services

19 March 2021

A pre-consultation for suicide prevention and post-vention services has been launched by the Public Health Agency (PHA). 

Opportunities to provide feedback include several online events, or completing an online survey, which 
will close on 11 April.

The findings will inform a fuller public consultation on proposed future services.

Health minister Robin Swann called the pre-consultation ‘an integral part of the Protect Life 2 Strategy’ (highlighted in Community Practitioner in November 2019) ‘and a major focus for my department’.

He also urged healthcare workers to take part: ‘I would encourage everyone delivering suicide prevention services to [...] have their say and help to design future service provision.’

Local communities and service users are also being encouraged to participate.

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