John McGowan, Anne Cooke, Angela Gilchrist and Rachel Terry discuss  suicide prevention and mental health policy.

In this edition we focus on the Prime Minister’s speech making mental health policy and improved suicide prevention priorities for the UK Government.  We discuss a recent House of Commons Health Select Committee report on suicide prevention policy and the Department of Health’s updating of their Suicide Prevention Strategy (referenced in Theresa May’s speech). John also interviews Ian Marsh from our own University. Ian has written extensively about the way we treat suicide and the policy implications that result.