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The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention has launched a mini-inquiry focused on young people and suicide.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) (2018), suicide is the biggest killer of young people aged 16-24.  Suicide rates among young people are increasing. ONS data show that females aged 24 and under have seen the largest increase in suicide rates since 1981.

This inquiry will focus on the experiences of young people from age 18 to 25, given the rising rates of suicide among this group, and seek to understand what should be done to prevent young suicides. The inquiry will explore risk factors and help-seeking experienced by young people with lived experience of suicidal thoughts, feelings and attempts.

The APPG will gather evidence through an anonymous survey, as well as a short series of evidence sessions with people with lived experience, organisations, academics and practitioners.

The survey is aimed at:

  • Young people ages 18-25 with lived experience of suicidal thoughts, feelings and/or attempt(s)
  • People aged over 18 who have been impacted by the suicide of a young person

The full terms of reference and link to the survey can be found here.

The deadline for filling in the survey is November 18th, 2023.



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