Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Multi-agency suicide prevention partnerships have a strategic suicide prevention group and clear governance and accountability structures.

Statement 2 Multi-agency suicide prevention partnerships reduce access to methods of suicide based on local information.

Statement 3 Multi-agency suicide prevention partnerships have a local media plan that identifies how they will encourage journalists and editors to follow best practice when reporting on suicide and suicidal behaviour.

Statement 4 Adults presenting with suicidal thoughts or plans discuss whether they would like their family, carers or friends to be involved in their care and are made aware of the limits of confidentiality.

Statement 5 People bereaved or affected by a suspected suicide are given information and offered tailored support.

NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on service user experience in adult mental health services (see the NICE Pathway on service user experience in adult mental health services), which should be considered alongside these quality statements.

Other quality standards that are relevant to suicide prevention and should be considered when commissioning or providing services include:

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.