The aim of these profiles is to help develop understanding at a local level and support an intelligence driven approach to suicide prevention.

These profiles collate and present a range of publicly available data on suicide, including:

  • associated prevalence
  • risk factors
  • service contact among groups at increased risk

This tool allows planners, providers and stakeholders to profile their area and benchmark against similar populations.

Suicide prevention plans

The government recommends developing a local action plan for suicide prevention. It supports the Suicide prevention strategy for England published in 2012.

Since April 2019, all Local Authorities in England have suicide prevention plans in place.

For female suicide data, age-specific suicide rates are reported at Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) level only, replacing presentation of this data by region. 

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call for action to address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.  

There are 17 Goals with specific targets and indicators to monitor progress. Goal 3 focuses on “Good Health and Wellbeing” and one of the indicators under this goal measures suicide mortality rates.

The information contained in this profile will help to report on progress towards this goal. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for reporting on progress. For more information, go to the ONS reporting platform.