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Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings

NICE has published guidance on preventing suicide in community and custodial settings. The guideline covers ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicides. It aims to: help local services work more effectively together to prevent suicide; identify and help people at risk and prevent suicide in places where it is currently more likely. 

For more information, see: Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings.

This guideline should be read in conjunction with Public Health England's Local suicide prevention planning: a practice resource.

Changing Lives Together

The HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) has launched a new campaign Changing Lives Together, to highlight how they work together to achieve their Agency’s purpose of preventing victims by changing lives.

Changing Lives Together is about sharing everyday stories that show how HMPPS is giving people in prison and under community supervision the chance to change their lives and become productive members of society.

For more information, see: Changing Lives Together

Inside Ty Llywelyn

BBC Radio 5 Live was given exclusive access to Ty Llywelyn Medium Secure Unit, in order to showcase how staff are working to provide treatment and rehabilitation for people with serious mental health problems who have come into contact with criminal justice services.

The broadcast explored the range of therapies and activities available at the hospital and featured interviews with staff and patients including Kevin, who was recently discharged having successfully completed an innovative Life Minus Violence programme which was delivered by Ty Llywelyn staff. 

Listen to the full broadcast.

Page last updated - 07/11/2018