Tuesday 1 September 2020 / 5:15 PM Mental Health / Rosena Allin-Khan

Labour call for action to tackle suicides after worrying 17% increase between 2017 and 2019

Labour call for action to tackle suicides after worrying 17% increase between 2017 and 2019

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Labour’s Shadow Mental Health Minister, responding to today’s ONS report on suicide death registrations, said:

“This worrying upward trend in England highlights the importance of taking suicide and mental ill health seriously.

“In their 2019 manifesto, the Conservatives promised action for mental health services – yet, in the midst of a health crisis that has separated many of us from our loved ones and support networks, they have been silent.

“Suicide is both a public health and social inequality issue, and with the right interventions it is preventable – today’s figures must be a wake up call for the government.”