In September 2015, Mersey Care a community and mental health services trust in Liverpool pledged to bring its suicide rate down to zero for its patients by adopting a ‘Zero Suicide’ policy.

The foundations for Mersey Care’s zero suicide policy is built on four key strands, with each one as important as the other in changing the working culture within the Trust. The emphasis was on working better and revising current practices rather than adding to already heavy current workloads.

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