‘Suicide-Safer Universities’ framework.

Gillian Green made this Freedom of Information request to London School of Economics

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Dear London School of Economics,
In April 2021, Universities UK conducted an online survey of its 140 membership
universities, on their adoption of the UUK/Papyrus ‘Suicide-Safer
Universities’ framework. That guidance can be found at:
https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/what-we...
Unfortunately, only 61 institutions (43.5%) responded, and since it was implemented as an online questionnaire, no internal record of questions and answers was kept.
So, in order to complete and validate the original survey:

1) Does your university have a Suicide Safer [suicide prevention, intervention, postvention] strategy?
If so, when was it implemented?

2) Does your university include its suicide strategy and approach within some other university strategy, such as a mental health or wellbeing strategy?
If so when was it implemented?

3) Is your university in the process of developing a Suicide Safer strategy?
If so when is it scheduled to be implemented?

4) Does your university intend to develop a Suicide Safer strategy but has not yet started the process?
If so, what is the target date for implementation?

Yours faithfully,

Gillian Green

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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Yours faithfully,

Gillian Green

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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Rachael Maguire
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GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Dear Gillian,

With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act, please find below the information you requested. Apologies for the late response, which is due to staff illness.

1) Does your university have a Suicide Safer [suicide prevention, intervention, postvention] strategy?
LSE’s suicide prevention strategy is currently incorporated within its Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework which is designed to support students’ mental health more broadly. Students who are having suicidal thoughts or who are experiencing a serious mental health crisis are directed to support within the School, including LSE’s Student Counselling Service, as well as external services. Additionally, specific information regarding responding to students who are experiencing suicidal ideation is detailed within our Cause for Concern process.

2) Does your university include its suicide strategy and approach within some other university strategy, such as a mental health or wellbeing strategy?

Yes LSE’s suicide strategy and approach is currently incorporated within its Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework (see more information above).
If so when was it implemented?
It was implemented in February 2020.

3) Is your university in the process of developing a Suicide Safer strategy?
Yes
If so when is it scheduled to be implemented?
Unknown, still in process of development

4) Does your university intend to develop a Suicide Safer strategy but has not yet started the process?
No, we’re already in development
If so, what is the target date for implementation? N/A

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Rachael Maguire
Information and Records Manager
London School of Economics

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