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The UK has a new government, and with the suicide rate at a 25-year high, it’s never been more important to make suicide prevention a national priority.

1. Make suicide prevention a priority, today and every day

The suicide rate in England is at a 25-year high. And every day in the UK 18 people die by suicide. The majority of these deaths are preventable. The services needed to help people in crisis are at breaking point and the systems in place to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society desperately need funding and prioritising. The government must take a holistic view of suicide prevention and put this issue front and centre.

2. Support young people who are desperately struggling

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in the UK right now and the rate has grown faster than any other group. Our new government needs to protect young people online, support them in school and make sure they have access to the services they need.

3. Address the socio-economic factors that can lead to suicide

From the cost of living crisis, poverty and a lack of jobs, to community and loneliness, there are key issues we know can lead to people spiralling into crisis and suicidal thoughts. We need a government that addresses these issues to give people the very best chance to lead a life free from misery.

4. Empower society to save lives from suicide

We want to educate and give people the tools to know how to prevent suicide and know how to help in the best way possible. To create a society where we all know how to help save a life. We’re asking for a commitment to make sure every person in the UK has access to resources that will help make that a reality.

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