Saving lives can't wait: the time for action is now

Saving Lives Can't Wait

Every year, thousands of people die from suicide in England. Government action could help save many of these lives – but suicide rates in England are as high now as they were over 20 years ago. This is unacceptable. Saving lives can't wait: the time for action is now. 

The Government must commit to reaching the lowest national suicide rate ever recorded. Anything less would be accepting failure. No more half-measures. No more compromises. No more underfunding. Together, we have the power to demand the Government takes action that matches the scale of the problem.

I call on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Victoria Atkins, to commit to taking the strong, decisive action that will achieve the lowest national suicide rate ever recorded in England.

This must include every Government department taking responsibility for the impact they may have on suicide risk; proper funding for all local and national suicide prevention activity; addressing the impact of economic inequality in suicide, and national and local government working closely together. 

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