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Suicide Prevention

Every day in England around 13 people take their own lives. The effects can reach into every community and have a devastating impact on families, friends, colleagues and others. Each of these deaths is a tragedy and should be seen as preventable deaths. Information regarding suicide, and sources of local support, has been collated here:

Where to get help if you are thinking about suicide, or are concerned about someone

Support after a suicide

Suicide data

Bedfordshire CCG is working with the following organisations to focus on suicide prevention strategies across Bedfordshire and Luton. There is a wider group of stakeholders that are supporting the work, and inputting to the action areas.

  • Bedfordshire CCG
  • Luton CCG
  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Luton Borough Council
  • Bedfordshire Police
  • East of England Ambulance Service
  • East London Foundation Trust
  • Samaritans
  • Healthwatch


Luton held a recent suicide prevention event, a short video of which can be seen below:

The Bedfordshire and Luton Suicide Prevention Steering Group has been formed and meets every 3 months. The Steering Group is developing a draft Suicide Prevention Strategy and Plan which will be available for public comment shortly. 

Please note that we receive a high number of requests from people wishing to attend the Steering Group, and unfortunately are unable to accommodate everyone. However, information is shared amongst a wide range of stakeholders, and separate workstreams are being formed which also require support.

To find out more regarding the work of the Suicide Prevention steering group please email: MHLD.enquiries@bedfordshireccg.nhs.uk 



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