The Cheshire & Merseyside Suicide Prevention Board meeting took place on Wednesday 14th March. The key messages and outcomes from the meeting are as follows:

  • The board endorsed the C&M Suicide Safer Communities report due for submission in April. The ambition is for C&M to be the first sub-region to ever achieve this accredited status
  • It was agreed that a task and finish group would be set up to review and align approaches to media reporting of suicide
  • An update was received on the latest suicide real time surveillance data
  • The board endorsed a new C&M No More Suicide Strategy Performance Indicator Dashboard and agreed to consult with partners on the dashboard
  • Recommended further exploration of safe prescribing in relation to opiates as Tramadol is the drug most commonly used in overdose
  • It was agreed to work jointly with LCR combined authority on the ‘Time to Talk’ campaign pledge
  • The board received an update from the SCN on safer care including the proposal to establish a standardised crisis model