How Merseyside mental health body aims to cut suicides to ZERO



Jane Boland has a difficult but very important job.
As the Suicide Prevention Clinical Lead for local mental health trust Mersey Care, she has been given the task of reducing the number of suicides among Mersey Care’s patients to zero.
While the idea of setting a zero suicides target has been catching on in other parts of the country and the world, the policy is not without its critics, with some experts arguing it is an unrealistic aspiration. Jane, however, is adamant it is both a bold and necessary strategy.
She says: “If zero isn’t the target, then what is? How many people should we... read more

 
7 January 2018 in Regional North West , Views: 35
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