The Suicide Prevention Strategy is the drive to reduce local suicides, and is led by a Kent and Medway multi-agency suicide prevention steering group, formed in November 2009. This group has published a Suicide Prevention Strategy for Kent and Medway. There is an implementation plan setting out actions and accountabilities, which has already made good progress.
The Kent and Medway multi-agency suicide prevention steering group is comprised of representation from a variety of agencies including British Transport Police, Canterbury Christchurch University, Kent Coroners, Kent County Council, Kent Police, Kent and Medway CCG’s, KMPT, Medway Council, Network Rail, NHS England, West Kent CCG the Samaritans and carers. It is chaired by a Public Health Kent County Council representative.