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Reach Out

National Strategy for Action on Suicide Prevention 2005-2014

Reach OutThe vision of this strategy is of a society where life is valued across all age groups, where the
young learn from and are strengthened by the experiences of others and where the needs of
those who are going through a hard time are met in a caring way so that:

  • the mental health and well-being of the whole population is valued
  • mental illness is more widely recognised and understood and those experiencing difficulties are offered the most effective and timely support possible
  • the abuse of alcohol and other drugs is reduced considerably
  • everyone who has engaged in deliberate self-harm is offered the most effective and timely support possible
  • those affected by a suicide death or deliberate self-harm receive the most caring and helpful response possible

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