A police-led real-time surveillance system for suspected suicides in Great Britain

Marzano, Lisa ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9735-3512, Norman, Hilary ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0740-9592, Sohal, Baljit, Hawton, Keith and Mann, Richard (2023) A police-led real-time surveillance system for suspected suicides in Great Britain. BMJ Mental Health, 26 (1) , e300643. [Article] (doi:10.1136/bmjment-2022-300643)

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It has become increasingly apparent that rapidly available information about the occurrence of suicides is needed, particularly to support suicide prevention efforts. Concerns about the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerability to suicide highlighted the need for such early data internationally. Here, we set out the nature, current status, and content of a real-time suicide monitoring system in Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales), and explore its potential to contribute to timely and targeted suicide prevention initiatives. We also discuss the challenges to successful implementation.

Item Type: Article
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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Applied Health Psychology group
Item ID: 37671
Depositing User: Lisa Marzano
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2023 10:27
Last Modified: 12 May 2023 12:17
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/37671

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