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Guidance on action to reduce suicides in locations of concern

Preventing suicide at locations of concern forms an important part of a suicide prevention strategy. While the evidence base is slim, and for most of this guidance is no higher than Grade C according to the hierarchy of evidence set out by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), there are advantages to taking a consistent approach to reducing the risk of suicide at locations of concern. This guidance is based on the best practice guide 'Guidance on action to be taken' at suicide hotspots (2006), developed by Dr Christabel Owens and colleagues with the Research and Development Department, Devon Partnership NHS Trust, in partnership with the Peninsula Medical School. The work was commissioned by the National Institute for Mental Health England (NIMHE), which was responsible for its dissemination.

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