Other Resources, Research and Evidence
Key to preventing deaths by suicide is understanding the broad range of factors influencing it. This includes the impacts of suicide and bereavement, how people can best be helped, government policy and best practice research and evidence. This page hosts a variety of resources to help anyone interested or working in suicide prevention to develop their knowledge and understanding further.
There are a range of organisations carrying out important work into suicide, suicide awareness and prevention, including the government, academic institutions and voluntary sector organisations. Below are links to key organisations working in suicide prevention.
- National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) Ongoing research project providing detailed reports and analysis into suicide and suicide Prevention.
- National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) Alliance of public, private and voluntary organisations taking action to reduce suicide and self-harm.
- Support After Suicide Partnership Partnership of organisations and people with lived experience working to support those affected by suicide.
- Gov.uk Suicide Prevention Resources Resources and research by the UK Government to support suicide prevention
- Prevent Suicide Resources Resources to help empower people to prevent suicide through connecting, education, campaigning.
- Mental Health Foundation: Suicide Statistics Statistics and other resources on suicide by the Mental Health Foundation.
- Samaritans Mental health charity, providing direct support to those in crisis and resources about suicide and suicide prevention.
Data and Evidence
A collection of informative reports on suicide and the various factors that relate to it, presented using key messages, infographics and recommendations.
General Evidence: Statistics and general data on suicide and suicide prevention
Detailed analysis report of national suicide data by the Office for National Statistics
Nationally collected data sets on suicide in the UK, used to inform various analyses
Detailed national data sets on suicide, including filters such as geographical region and inequalities
Gender and Suicide Risk: Data and reports on suicide risk and its relationship to gender
Useful presentation of research into suicide by middle-aged men, exploring related factors and contact with mental health services.
Very detailed report exploring suicide risk and factors relating to the lack of engagement with support services among middle aged men, as well as recommendations for improvements.
Service oriented report exploring how best to design, deliver and evaluate services aimed at supporting men at risk of suicide.
Short briefing outlining the relevance of gender in suicide data, including exploration of suicide attempt and suicide completion rates between men and women.
A short study to collect preliminary data into suicide by female nurses, providing detailed analyses.
Children and Young People: Data and reports on suicide and self-harm in children and young people
A detailed report into suicide and homicide among children and young people, including collation of various data sets, infographics and key messages. There is also a 2016 version available.
A detailed report into suicide among children and young people, covering key findings, infographics and recommendations.
A report exploring the impacts of economic disruption on the functioning of Young adults, including its risk on suicidal thoughts.
Short paper covering loneliness and it’s relation to suicide in young people, including recommendations for governments and local policy makers.
Covid-19: Data and reports on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on suicide
Useful research on suicide and suicide prevention from the Covid-19 pandemic incorporating graphics and key messages
Comprehensive data sets on suicides occurring during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic
A detailed report on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on wellbeing and suicide risk, including key messages, infographics and datasets
Wider Determinants and Mental Health: Data and reports on the wider determinants of suicide risk, and its link to mental health
Useful report exploring the impacts of various socioeconomic factors on suicidality, comprised of several distinct research pieces and summaries.
Detailed report covering the various support options available for people at risk of self-harm, including key findings and infographics.
Report outlining findings of a survey exploring the use of alcohol among those with lived experience of suicide, including qualitative personal experiences and recommendations.
Detailed report covering the factors impacting suicide rates among prison populations, including infographics and key findings.
Report covering characteristics and care for individuals with personality disorder prior to homicide or suicide, using informative graphs and key messages extracted.