What is it?
Haringey Suicide Prevention Group (HSPG) is an inter-agency group hosted by Mind in Haringey, and developed by our partners in public health and the NHS. Collectively and collaboratively we lead the strategy for suicide prevention in Haringey. The group brings together and coordinates organisations across Haringey to review services, identify gaps, and action a strategy to reduce and prevent suicide.
HSPG’s mission is to:
- Bring together individuals, groups and agencies working to prevent suicide
- Better understand the problem of suicide as an urgent public health issue
- Share knowledge and coordinate activities to prevent suicide and support those bereaved by suicide
Hosted by Mind in Haringey, HSPG reports to the Haringey Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) and is a member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance – NSPA, TASC and the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Suicide and Self-harm prevention.
How does it help?
HSPG meets on a quarterly basis to coordinate local services and highlight or share key information with participants. Individuals with experience or those from local services who are interested in joining the conversation are most welcome.
The national strategy is implemented locally by three key means:
- a local suicide audit to reveal the pattern of suicides, groups at risk and factors relevant to suicide prevention planning;
- a multi-agency suicide prevention group bringing together statutory and voluntary organisation necessary to support the development and implementation of suicide prevention interventions;
- a suicide prevention strategy and/or action plan based on the national strategy and local intelligence on suicide risk (the present document).