Health Select Committee

Health Select Committee

Today we are off to the Health Select Committee.

Scope of the inquiry

The Health Committee has decided to undertake an inquiry into the action which is necessary to improve suicide prevention in England.When someone takes their own life, the effect on their family, friends and the wider community is devastating. The Government published Preventing Suicide in England: A cross-governmental outcomes strategy to save lives, in 2012, and two updates have been published since (in 2014 and 2015 (PDF 482KB)). The Health Committee seeks to examine what further action should be take to prevent suicide.