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PM launches new mission to put prevention at the top of the mental health agenda

On 17 June Prime Minister Theresa May announced a package of measures related to improving mental health prevention. On suicide prevention specifically, this included:

  • Almost £600k funding for a sector-led Improvement programme to sup-port local authorities to strengthen their suicide prevention plans
  • Encouraging all NHS staff to complete Zero Suicide Alliance suicide prevention training
  • Support for school mental health leads so they can help children struggling with self-harm and risk of suicide

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