Year: 2008 Source: Cardiff, Wales: Welsh Assembly Government, (2008), 32p. SIEC No: 20090423

To ensure action is taken, the Welsh Assembly Government is launching a national plan to reduce suicide and self harm. It will also aim to help people of all ages to feel good about themselves. The Welsh Assembly GovernmentÕs vision is to promote the mental health and wellbeing of the people of Wales; to encourage people to talk more about their personal difficulties and to make sure people get help quickly when they need it. The five year action plan will raise awareness of suicide and self harm and help people understand that it is often preventable. The plan is aimed mainly at people who are at highest risk. It looks at seven key commitments;Helping people to feel good about themselves. ¥ Providing help early to those in need. ¥ Responding to crises in peopleÕs lives. ¥ Dealing with the effects of suicide and self harm. ¥ Increasing research and improving information on suicide. ¥ Working with the media to make sure reporting on mental health and suicide is sensitive. ¥ Making sure that, where possible, people at risk do not have access to things which could be used for suicide.