Information Sheet 12 - Concerned About Suicide? Recognising Signs and Risk Factors

Our latest Information Sheet is a briefing note for GPs and primary care practitioners entitled Concerned About Suicide? Recognising Signs and Risk Factors.

Most people who feel suicidal don’t really want to die, they just want an end to their pain.

Of those who go on to complete suicide, 45% will have been in contact with Primary Care in
the previous month. GPs who attend suicide prevention training are 20% more likely to
identify those at risk of suicidal behaviour.

Our Sheet explains how you can recognise some of the signs that may indicate someone is considering suicide as well as providing advice on some of the other risk factors and how you can respond.

Like all our Information Sheets the aim of Information Sheet 12 is to improve mental health services - in this case for situations concerning potential suicide - across the country.

Each Sheet has been developed to provide valuable information, training and support tools on primary care mental health in Wales and their publication comes under the set objectives of our Gold Standard Project which has set the goal of providing good communication on mental health issues at the heart of its work.

We have a range of other Information Sheets which are all available to download and view on and from our Information Sheets page.

If you have any questions about Information Sheet 12 or trouble downloading it please contact our Project Manager Lesley Hills via email at or on 029 2050 4516.