The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) is a cross-sector, England-wide coalition working reduce suicide in England.
Samaritans and the NSPA
Samaritans is Co-chair of the NSPA and is proud to support its development, including by hosting the NSPA Secretariat. The NSPA plays an important cross-sector role and Samaritans is pleased to be one of its founding members.
About the NSPA
The NSPA want to get all parts of society working together to take action to reduce suicide and improve the support for those affected by suicide.
- Reducing stigma: We want all parts of society talking about suicide and taking action to maintain good mental health, so that it is as normal as talking about and maintaining physical health.
- Encouraging help-seeking: We want more people who are experiencing emotional distress to seek help before they become suicidal.
- Providing the appropriate support: We want to ensure that when people in emotional distress seek help, they receive appropriate support from the people or organisations they approach and that they are offered appropriate options.
- Reducing access to means: We want it to be harder for people experiencing severe emotional distress to have access to the means to take their own life.
- Reducing the impact of suicide: We want to ensure that people affected by suicide get the support they need to cope with the impact on their life.
- Improving data & evidence: We want there to be better official data about suicide in England and more evidence about effective suicide prevention. Those working in suicide prevention should find it easier to obtain this data and evidence.
- Working together: We want organisations with an interest in suicide prevention collaborating with each other to make a bigger difference.
The NSPA’s priorities for 2019-2021 can be found in their Strategic Framework.
The NSPA Annual Review
The NSPA publishes their annual reviews here. These set out the NSPA’s work and achievements, as well as showcasing the achievements of their members.
Join the NSPA
Both organisations and individuals can become members of the NSPA. Find out more here.