The Director of Public Health, Darlington Borough Council, submitted a report (previously circulated) providing the Board with information on the refreshed Darlington Suicide Prevention Plan 2017/22 (also previously circulated), including the plan’s implementation and governance arrangements, and providing an update on the NHS England Suicide Prevention Transformation fund allocation as part of the Mental Health Taskforce.
The submitted report stated that the Darlington Suicide Prevention Group, which was a multi-agency group, was established in 2017; the group had developed the Darlington Suicide Prevention Plan that aimed at facilitating a reduction in the suicide rate and provide better support to those bereaved or affected by suicide; the plan included a five year action plan; that the action plan was structured around six national key areas; and that there had been 36 suicides in Darlington between 2014 and 2016 which was a reduction of three on the previous three years.
RESOLVED – (a) That the report and the Darlington Suicide Prevention Plan 2017/22, as appended to the submitted report, be noted.
(b) The Darlington Suicide Prevention Plan 2017/22, as appended to the submitted report, be supported.
REASON - The Suicide Prevention Plan works towards the Health and Well Being Board’s ambition for Living Well: Working with communities to live longer and healthier lives.