Health and Social Care Committee

Suicide prevention: follow-up inquiry

Inquiry status: open

One-off evidence session announced: Tuesday 22 January 2019 at 2.30pm.

A call for evidence is not being issued in connection with this session but any organization or individual wishing to contribute views on the Government’s progress against the Committee’s recommendations is welcome to do so and should contact the Clerk of the Committee at

If you are in need of confidential emotional support, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day by calling free on 116123, or emailing

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee will discuss progress in implementing the recommendations of the Committee's 2017 inquiry into suicide prevention with the Minister for Suicide Prevention Jackie Doyle-Price. Other stakeholders and relevant bodies will also be participating in the session.

Further details of the Committee’s previous work in this area can be found here:

Latest evidence

No evidence has been published by the committee yet.

Next meeting(s)

22 January 2019 2:30 pm

Oral Evidence Session

Suicide prevention: follow-up
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Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive, The Samaritans
Dr Peter Aitken, Committee Member of the Liaison Faculty, The Royal College of Psychiatrists
Councillor Richard Kemp, Deputy Chair, Community Wellbeing Board, Local Government Association
Hamish Elvidge, Chair, Matthew Elvidge Foundation
Professor Louis Appleby, Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group
Jackie Doyle-Price, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention, Department for Health and Social Care
Prof. Tim Kendall, Mental Health National Clinical Director for NHS England and NHS Improvement on behalf of NHS England
Professor John Newton, Director of Health Improvement on behalf of Public Health England


The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House


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