Written by front line professionals in the fields of nursing, mental health, prison services and the law, this text is an essential companion to the government's new suicide prevention strategy. The contributors offer a wealth of practical guidance on issues such as risk assessment and management in a range of settings, policy and the legal framework around suicide. Exploring the links between self-harm and suicide, the authors present international approaches to training in suicide prevention for professionals and preventative initiatives targeting wider communities. They debate the legality and morality of assisted self-harm and analyse the rate and causes of suicide among specific groups, including Black and minority ethnic groups, people in custody and people with mental illnesses. This manual provides health, social care and criminal justice professionals with all the most up-to-date information needed to make a positive contribution to suicide prevention in institutional and community settings.
Foreword, Louis Appleby, National Director for Mental Health in England. 1. Introduction, David Duffy, Bolton Salford and Trafford Mental Health NHS Trust and Tony Ryan, Health and Social Care Advisory Service and Manchester University. 2. Assessing Suicide Risk, Jayne Cooper and Navneet Kapur, Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester. 3. Primary Care, Barry Lewis, Rochdale Primary Care Trust. 4. A&E and Mental Health Liaison, Alison Pearsall, Lancashire Care NHS Trust, Bury, and Tony Ryan. 5. Mental Health In-patient Settings, Nick Bowles, Preferred Futures and University of Bradford. 6. Community Mental Health Services, Nigel Crompton and Peter Walmsley, Mersey Care NHS Trust. 7. Young Men, Mike Smith, Freelance consultant and Health and Social Care Advisory Service. 8. Prisons, Jo Paton and Jo Borrill, Safer Custody Group, HM Prison Service. 9. Black and Minority Ethnic Groups, H??ri Sewell, Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust. 10. Assisting Self-harm: Some Legal Considerations, David Hewitt, Hempsans Solicitors. 11. `Shouting at the Spaceman' - A Conversation about Self-harm, Clare Shaw, Service user consultant, and Christine Hogg, University of Salford. 12. Adolescents, Gemma Trainor, Bolton Salford and Trafford Mental Health NHS Trust. 13. The Role of the National Confidential Inquiry in Relation to Suicide Prevention, Jo Robinson and Harriet Bickley, National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness.14. Using Audit, Lester Sireling, Barnett, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust. 15. Carrying out Internal Reviews of Serious Incidents, Suzette Woodward Kathryn Hill and Sally Adams, National Patient Safety Agency. 16. Developing Training Packages, Jenny Droughton, Cheshire and Wirrall Partnership NHS Trust, Linda Gask, Lancashire Care NHS Trust and the University of Manchester, Gill Green, STORM co-ordinator and Clare Dixon, University of Manchester.17. International Perspectives in Suicide Prevention, Education and Training, Richard Ramsay, University of Calgary, Canada. 18. Supporting Staff and Patients after a Suicide, Victoria Pallin, University of Manchester. 19. Samaritans: Working with Everyone, Everywhere, Sarah Nelson and Simon Armson, Samaritans. 20. PAPYRUS: An Example of Voluntary Sector Work. Tony Cox, Anne Parry and Anna Brown, PAPYRUS. 21. Community Whole-System Approaches, Jude Stansfield, National Institute for Mental Health in England and Pippa Sergeant, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). 22. Useful Resources, Rowan Purdy, National Institute for Mental Health in England. The Contributors. Indexes.
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 15th September 2004
Edition Number: 1