Matt_Hancock GOVUK.jpgThe Prime Minister has announced £2 million in funding for the Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) over the next 2 years.

The ZSA will also develop their digital suicide prevention resource, capturing best practice and learning from across the UK and abroad, and explore the use of analytics to predict suicide risk.

“Every suicide is a preventable death and there’s so much more we can do to reduce the number of people lost to it. The Zero Suicide Alliance’s new training and awareness tools will help health and care staff recognise the signs and step in before it’s too late, as well ensuring openness and transparency when suicides do occur."

"On World Mental Health Day, this funding is a vital step forward to help further reduce inpatient suicide and underlines our commitment to bring down the number of suicides everywhere.”

- Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care