Mental Health Patient Safety Improvement in London

In May this year, over 100 people from across London gathered together to share emerging practice in suicide prevention and to explore how to work in partnership to embed learning from critical incidents in the capital. Together, we developed a strategy for suicide prevention and created a series of next steps.

Speakers from a range of backgrounds and organisations shared their experiences, including families, the voluntary sector, mental health trusts, police and commissioners. We also heard about work in London and nationally to move towards zero suicide.

Throughout the day, everyone involved came together to determine the following priorities which will enable us to move forward and embed our approach to suicide prevention.

Our priorities for London:

  • Family and significant other involvement
  • Support innovation
  • Training and awareness
  • Partnership working
  • Primary care


If you would like more information about the event, the presentations from each speaker are below. If you have further questions, please email