According to the Office for National Statistics, 5,691 suicides were registered in England and Wales in 2019, which amounts to around one death by suicide every 90 minutes. Yorkshire and the Humber have the highest rates of suicide in both males and females across the country.
Local mental health charities Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind are passionate about supporting anyone experiencing poor mental health and are in the process of setting up a new suicide prevention service. This will be accessible to adults and young people living in Hull, East Riding and North East Lincolnshire and will help tackle this issue.
To help them identify what support this service should offer, they are conducting a piece of research including surveys, focus groups and 1-1 interviews. They are inviting all adults and young people (aged from 14 years+) living in Hull, East Riding or North East Lincolnshire to take part.
Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, you may find some of the questions distressing. There is support available if you do feel upset or distressed and contact details are provided at the end of the survey. The survey is completely confidential.