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1 Suicides in Haringey Dr Nicole Klynman Assistant Director Public Health

2 From epidemiology to policy More than 1 million deaths globally Men are three times as likely to commit suicide, particulary aged 30-44 years Sustained fall in in-patient suicides Policy Outcome No Health Without Mental Health (DH 2011) 6 objectives to better mental health in the population Preventing Suicide in England (DH 2012) Reduce suicide in key groups and support research, data collection and monitoring The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (2012) Provision of practical suggestions to support change management

3 Outcome two: Reducing gap in life expectancy Life expectancy for males compared to London (2004-2008)

4 Outcome three: Improved mental health and wellbeing MINI2000 (Mental Illness Needs Index)

5 Suicide audit methodology Office of National Statistics – Compendium of Population Health Indicators Data from BEHMHT Coroners reports – database compiled Exclusions – non-residents, individuals of no fixed abode, suicides under 15 years Place of birth was used as proxy indicator for ethnicity

6 Audit results

7 Comparator boroughs BoroughRate Haringey8.71 Hackney8.84 Lambeth6.64 Southwark7.38 Lewisham6.63 National7.87

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13 Coroners verdict – changes from previous audit 2001-2006 75% open verdicts Men 25-34 44% born outside the UK (37%) 43% single 66% no contact with MH services 2008-2012 85% open verdicts Men 25-44 34% born outside the UK (42%) 43% single 81% employed (38% of records) 75% no contact with MH services (13.5% of records)

14 Recommendations Audit and analysis Learning lessons Education and training Working together


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