Public Health Agency's Pre-consultation for suicide prevention and post-vention services

Closes 11 Apr 2021

Opened 15 Feb 2021

Feedback expected 1 Nov 2021

Overview

Protect Life 2 – A Strategy for Preventing Suicide and Self Harm in Northern Ireland 2019 – 2024 was formally launched on 10 September 2019. The Strategy contains 2 key aims and 10 objectives and can be viewed here.

It recognises that no single organisation or service is able to influence all the complex interacting factors that lead someone to harming themselves or, ultimately, to taking their own life and stresses the importance of services, communities, families and society working together to help prevent suicides.

The PHA wish to engage with stakeholders to determine and agree specific commissioning priorities that PHA will support with the funding available.  These are:

Objective 4: Enhance community capacity to prevent and respond to suicidal behaviour within communities;

Action: (4.1) support, encourage and procure community- based suicide               prevention services;

Objective 9: Ensure the provision of effective support for those who are exposed to suicide or suicidal behaviour;

Action:  (9.1) providing a consistent compassionate approach to supporting those          bereaved/ affected by suicide, including family and social circle. 

Stages of Involvement

There will be three stages of involvement:

Full details of the involvement strategy and plan can be found here screening website. and here pha.site/InvolvementPlanPL2

1.  Pre-consultation:

Over 8 weeks there will be an opportunity to reflect on feedback from previous engagement and consider what future models may look like. 

2. Discussion paper commencing May 2021

A paper outlining the feedback from the pre-consultation involvement events will be produced and made available to the public online with the opportunity to feedback comments. 

3. Consultation period commencing November 2021

Consultation documents will be developed and made available for comment.  These documents will be informed by the feedback from stage 1 &2. These documents will outline the models of service in which the PHA intend to invest in. 

This survey relates to Stage 1: Pre-consultation.

Why we are consulting

In March 2018, The Public Health Agency (PHA) held eleven stakeholder engagement events throughout Northern Ireland. A total of 367 stakeholders attended the public meetings. A report detailing this process and feedback can be accessed here.

PL2 was formally launched in 2019.

This next step is the ‘pre-consultation’ stage and it is an opportunity for you to reflect on the feedback from the previous process. We hope to gather a wide range of views that will help shape what future services should look like.

This survey has been developed to gather the widest possible views from all stakeholders.

Give us your views

Events

  • WEST - Virtual Pre Consultation Suicide Prevention and Post- vention Engagement

    From 25 Feb 2021 at 14:00 to 25 Feb 2021 at 16:00

    The PHA wish to engage with stakeholders to determine and agree specific suicide prevention and post-vention services that PHA will commission with funding available

  • SOUTH - Virtual Pre Consultation Suicide Prevention and Post-vention Engagement

    From 2 Mar 2021 at 10:00 to 2 Mar 2021 at 12:00

    The PHA wish to engage with stakeholders to determine and agree specific suicide prevention and post-vention services that PHA will commission with funding available

  • BELFAST - Virtual Pre Consultation Suicide Prevention and Post-vention Engagement

    From 5 Mar 2021 at 10:00 to 5 Mar 2021 at 12:00

    The PHA wish to engage with stakeholders to determine and agree specific suicide prevention and post-vention services that PHA will commission with funding available

  • NI WIDE - Virtual Pre Consultation Suicide Prevention and Post-vention Engagement

    From 8 Mar 2021 at 19:00 to 8 Mar 2021 at 21:00

    The PHA wish to engage with stakeholders to determine and agree specific suicide prevention and post-vention services that PHA will commission with funding available

  • NORTH - Virtual Pre Consultation Suicide Prevention and Post-vention Engagement

    From 11 Mar 2021 at 10:00 to 11 Mar 2021 at 12:00

    The PHA wish to engage with stakeholders to determine and agree specific suicide prevention and post-vention services that PHA will commission with funding available

  • SOUTH EAST- Virtual Pre Consultation Suicide Prevention and Post-vention Engagement

    From 22 Mar 2021 at 10:00 to 22 Mar 2021 at 12:00

    The PHA wish to engage with stakeholders to determine and agree specific suicide prevention and post-vention services that PHA will commission with funding available

Audiences

  • All stakeholders

Interests

  • NI