Category list : Suicide
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Mental health inpatients under observation due to risk of suicide are being placed in more danger by trusts relying on inexperienced staff and agency nurses, according to a major report.
A toolkit has been launched to help nurses prevent suicide among younger patients who are lesbian, gay and bisexual.
A campaign for better mental health provision and early intervention in the community has been launched by the Royal College of Nursing in partnership with the family of a man who took his own life after receiving inconsistent care.
Mental health trusts with a higher staff turnover and more complaints are linked to a greater risk of patient suicide, new research has found.
Government calls for a “zero suicide” approach to mental health care could risk nurses being blamed if patients take their own life, it has been warned.
Mental health workers have been urged to commit to a “zero suicide” goal by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, who is calling on trusts to introduce new measures that ensure no patient takes their own life.
A new five-year plan to reduce suicide and self-harm in Wales has been unveiled for consultation by the Welsh Government.
“Talk therapy sessions can help reduce the risk of suicide among high-risk groups,” BBC News reports.
Psychosocial therapy can prevent people most at risk from considering suicide from going through with it, a study has suggested.
A coroner has ruled that a senior nurse was struggling with work pressures when he took his own life.