Suicide Prevention Campaign 2021 Evaluation Report
Barnet’s Suicide Prevention Strategy 2021 was approved by Health and Wellbeing Board in July 2021.
The partnership delivering the strategy is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary reflecting the complexity of suicidal behaviour. The strategy recognises the negative impact of the pandemic and increased cost of living on mental wellbeing, and the already evident increase in multiple risk factors for suicide and self-harm such as bereavement, social isolation, and loneliness, domestic violence, and unemployment.
Our aim is to run a long-term campaign over the duration of the Suicide Prevention Strategy which will be delivered in phases.
We were keen to adopt the PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) approach for the following reasons:
- Suicide is a complex behaviour.
- Research on what works in preventing suicide amongst men or other groups is still evolving.
- Barnet’s first suicide prevention campaign, working in collaboration with the Voluntary and Community Sector.