Lead DPH highlights Cheshire and Merseyside Suicide Prevention programme work to national audiences

Ruth du Plessis, Cheshire and Merseyside’s Lead Director of Public Health for Suicide Prevention presented on the Collaborative’s work to prevent as many suicides as possible and reduce the number of people impacted by suicides in the subregion at two national conferences recently.

The first presentation ‘Developing & Implementing a Robust Suicide Prevention Strategy to Tackle High Suicide Levels’ was presented at the National Suicide Prevention Conference on 25th April and the second ‘Crafting and Executing a Resilient Mental Health Plan to Address Elevated Suicide Rates’ was presented at the Mental Health Services Conference on 8th May.

Ruth du Plessis, Director of Public Health for St Helens and Lead Director for Suicide Prevention

Speaking about the presentations, Ruth said:

“I was pleased to be able to share our Cheshire and Merseyside approach to preventing suicides with audiences from across the country. Key to our strategy and action plan, is working with partners across the system to do everything we can to reduce the number of people dying each year from suicide.”

For more information about the Collaborative’s five-year suicide prevention strategy, action plan or Suicide Prevention programme work across Cheshire and Merseyside, visit https://champspublichealth.com/suicide-prevention/