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£1.5m to tackle suicide prevention in West Yorkshire and Harrogate

£1.5m to tackle suicide prevention in West Yorkshire and Harrogate

Published by Harry Long at 12:27pm 5th June 2020.

More money to tackle suicide prevention is coming to West Yorkshire and Harrogate.  

  •  £1.5m will be spent tackling suicide prevention in West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
  • The money, from NHS England, will be delivered to  The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.
  • It will be spent on things like training, tackling self-harm, and working with the police.   

NHS England is providing £1.5m over three years, with specific help for middle-aged men, who are one of the groups most at-risk from suicide.  

The money will be spent on things like training, tackling self-harm, working with the police to support families after a suicide.  

The funding will be delivered to The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

Rob Webster, from West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, said:

"Our continued ambition is to reduce suicide, to keep people safe from harm. We are working hard to mitigate risk factors throughout our communities. This money helps us to do just that. We can all doing something to help by taking part in the free Zero Suicide Alliance Training. You never know it could save someone’s life."

Sara Munro, CEO, Leeds and York Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, said: 

"The impact of suicide on families, friends, care givers and colleagues cannot be underestimated, the ripple effects are devastating.  We are delighted to have been successful in securing this funding and to be able to provide much needed support to people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. It’s a testament to fantastic partnership working and we are eager to start providing support to people at such difficult times’ – whilst giving their loved ones, carers and families reassurance that we are here to help".