Suicides in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1029
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of suicides in London increased by 4% compared to the previous year. Following your pledge to work with NHS London and boroughs to support young people at risk of mental health problems, what further work could be done to tackle suicides in London and reduce the health inequalities associated with mental health issues?

Answer

Answer for Suicides in London

Answer for Suicides in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Health Board, which I chair, is exploring what more can be done to improve London's mental health. London excels in developing innovative approaches to addressing mental health issues and we can learn much from the rail industry for example, a recognised world leader in suicide prevention.