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Added 25 March 2022

Homelessness services play an important role in supporting people with their physical and mental safety and well-being. Experiences preceding a person’s homelessness, as well as being currently homeless on the streets or in services, may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or feelings, and the risk of suicide attempts. It is vital that organisations offer the right support, both to prevent suicide and to support staff who are working with homeless individuals.

This guidance focuses on how managers can incorporate suicide prevention into the planning and delivery of services. It includes links to tools, information and training for teams to improve their support to individuals.

The Pavement's Suicide Feature Edition explores the impact of suicide through the experiences of people who are homeless and vulnerably housed.