Creating National Policy (IN: The Prevention of Suicide, edited by R Jenkins, S Griffiths et al)
Metters discusses considerations when creating a national policy (in the UK) to address suicide prevention, and summarizes The Prevention of Suicide conference. He mentions the importance of sectors working together. He describes actions taken by the Department of Health to improve purchasing & the need to review existing reports. Integrating findings from biological to social to services research is important. Creating healthy alliances between groups is another priority.