We were very pleased to have with us the Suicide Prevention Officer who works with BANES attending our meeting. His role is to try to reduce the number of suicides in the BANES area.
He said that they now have a self-harm register, and that the Samaritans are now based in the Bath A&E department two days a week.
A lot of suicides are now people who are not involved with the mental health services, and this is a worrying statistic.
There is now a South West Zero Suicide initiative, in which people are working together to try and reduce suicide rates.