West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention Strategy 2022-2027

All partners in West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership are committed to preventing suicide; reducing the suicide rate by 10% is one of our Partnerships’ “10 Big Ambitions”. 

This strategy makes suicide prevention everyone’s business. In order to bring the suicide rates down and prevent death, we all have a part to play. This includes citizens, organisations, the NHS, local authorities, employers, blue light services, and others.

*The new Suicide Prevention Strategy 2022-2027 is coming soon, and a link will appear here.

Click here to view a PDF version of the West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention Strategy 2017-2022.

Click here to view a PDF infographic of the West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention Strategy 2017-2022.

West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention website

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The West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention website is a dedicated information portal to help people with suicidal thoughts and those concerned for the mental wellbeing of anyone who lives in West Yorkshire. It has been coproduced by a group of organisations including voluntary, NHS and local authorities who are all working to reduce death by suicide in the region. Key content includes:

  • Details of organisations that support people who are feeling suicidal in each area of West Yorkshire
  • Information about the Leeds and West Yorkshire Suicide Bereavement Services, which offer 1-to-1 and group peer support to anyone who has lost a friend, family member or colleague to suicide
  • News and information about suicide prevention partners locally and nationally, including specialist support for men.

Visit Suicide Prevention Resources for West Yorkshire (suicidepreventionwestyorkshire.co.uk)

Commissioned ICS services

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service

Two people sitting on a bench laughingThe West Yorkshire and Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service provides support through one to one peer support, peer support groups and advocacy.

The service was developed because people bereaved by suicide are more likely to suffer from severe depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, or even adopt suicidal behaviours themselves.

You can find out more information about the bereavement service and others on offer, by visiting the West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention Website.