All Party Parliamentary Group – Suicide and Self Harm Prevention

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Suicide and Self Harm Prevention exists to raise awareness within Parliament and encourage discussion and debate of all issues involved in suicide and self harm prevention.  The group is chaired by Madeleine Moon, MP for Bridgend in South Wales and includes representation from government, charities and other organisations.

The APPG supported the development of the 2012 suicide prevention strategy “Preventing Suicide in England”, which included an enhanced focus on the need to support families and communities bereaved by suicide.

Download ‘Preventing suicide in England – A cross-government outcomes strategy to save lives’

In January 2013 the group issued a report following a review of local suicide prevention strategies and made recommendations for the future which included a requirement for all local authorities to develop and implement a local plan which should include provision for bereaved families.

Download ‘Future of local strategies’