Suicide prevention and the promotion of good mental health is a key priority in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The local suicide rate is higher than the average in the South West and England. On average more than one person dies by suicide every week in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Each one of these deaths is a tragic loss. It has a devastating impact on families, friends, colleagues, communities and services.
Our vision is a Cornwall and Isles of Scilly with zero suicides, where people can live healthy, fulfilling and connected lives; and where anybody in need and in crisis is supported by their communities and services that work together to improve wellbeing
There are four strategic priorities for action to deliver this strategy.
- Strong local intelligence network and sharing of best practice
- Promotion of healthier, more connected and safer communities
- Targeted suicide prevention and early intervention
- Support for people impacted by suicide