Suicide in north Norfolk

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the suicide rate for north Norfolk in 2014-16 was 10.5 deaths in every 100,000.

This figure is higher than the national rate of 9.9 deaths by suicide in 100,000.

However, the highest suicide rate in Norfolk was Norwich, which had a rate of 15.8 deaths by suicide in every 100,000.

Norfolk County Council (NCC) is part of the Norfolk Suicide Prevention Strategy, which aims to reduce suicides over the next five years to as close to zero as possible.

An NCC spokesperson said: “NCC has recently been awarded a further £374,000 to increase services and resources across to targeted and priority groups who research suggests are vulnerable to suicide.”

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Debbie White, from NSFT, added: “We would encourage everyone to play their part by looking out for the people around them, offering them a listening ear and helping them to access support wherever necessary.”

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