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Linda Reid

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Linda Reid

  1. 1. CALM Reducing SuicideSummit 2013 - NWBuilding Capacity LocallyThe value of Local Suicide PreventionNetworks and Innovative Working with theEmergency ServicesDCI Linda ReidPublic Protection Division
  2. 2. Overview of suicide from a GMP perspective
  3. 3. Data about how people die
  4. 4. What this means on a day to day basis for the policeIncident report May 2013• 46 year oldfemale, missingsince 2/5/13, noprevious missingreports. Suffersfrom depressionand has left asuicide note.Missing Persons & Suicide• From 1/4/2012 to 3/5/2013 19people reported missingcommitted suicide.• 15 male and 4 were female• 8 were by hanging• 3 by drowning• 1 drove vehicle off a cliff• 2 jumped off bridge/motorway• 1Dignitas Clinic Switzerland
  5. 5. The Samaritans and Bury Police PublicProtection Investigation Unit Referral SchemePPIU Referral Scheme to Samaritans“I found out Samaritans aren’t just for when youfeel like ending it all………..”• The Police will talk to them about whether Samaritans might be able to help.If they think we can, then Police let the Samaritans know and they will ringthem.• Police assure them they needn’t worry; what they say is confidential. Wedon’t pass on anything to other agencies (including the Police).• They are in control! They may change their mind about talking with theSamaritans and they will respect that.They can also phone Samaritans
  6. 6. The Samaritans and Bury Police PublicProtection Investigation Unit Referral SchemePPIU Referral Scheme to Samaritans“I found out Samaritans aren’t just for when youfeel like ending it all………..”• The Police will talk to them about whether Samaritans might be able to help.If they think we can, then Police let the Samaritans know and they will ringthem.• Police assure them they needn’t worry; what they say is confidential. Wedon’t pass on anything to other agencies (including the Police).• They are in control! They may change their mind about talking with theSamaritans and they will respect that.They can also phone Samaritans

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