Meetings

Suicide Prevention

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 11/12/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 6)

6 Everybody's Business: A report on suicide prevention in Wales - follow up

Paper 8 - Everybody's Business: A report on suicide prevention in Wales - follow up

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee considered and agreed its approach to the follow up work to be undertaken in this area.


Meeting: 05/06/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services to the Chair regarding suicide prevention funding

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2 The Committee noted the letter.  During the private session, the Committee discussed a number of matters arising from the Minister’s letter that they wished to be included as part of future follow-up work in this area.


Meeting: 05/06/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding suicide prevention funding

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 14/02/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Llywydd on Suicide Prevention in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.6 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 06/02/2019 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Suicide Prevention in Wales: Consideration of Welsh Government response

Paper 2 – Suicide Prevention in Wales: Welsh Government response

Research Brief

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee considered the Welsh Government response.

 


Meeting: 05/12/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 1.)

The Committee will be launching the report of its inquiry into Suicide Prevention in Wales. The launch will take place at the Jacob Abraham Foundation, Cardiff. (Private)


Meeting: 17/10/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 2)

2 Suicide Prevention: Consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee considered the draft report.


Meeting: 19/09/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from Samaritans Cymru to the Chair - Suicide Prevention Inquiry

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.7 The Committee noted the letter.

 


Meeting: 19/07/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 10)

10 Inquiry into suicide prevention - notes of the Committee's visit to the Jacob Abraham Foundation

Paper 13

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.2a The Committee noted the letter.

 


Meeting: 19/07/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 10)

10 Inquiry into suicide prevention - notes of the Committee's meeting with Tir Dewi

Paper 12

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1a The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 27/06/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into suicide prevention: Additional information from HM Prison and Probation Service

Paper 4

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.3a The Committee noted the additional information from HM Prison and Probation Service.


Meeting: 27/06/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into suicide Prevention: Response from Universities Wales

Paper 3

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.2a The Committee noted the response from Universities Wales.


Meeting: 27/06/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into suicide Prevention: Paper from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health

Paper 2

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1a The Committee noted the paper from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health.


Meeting: 27/06/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 5)

Inquiry into suicide prevention: Consideration of key issues

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the key issues.


Meeting: 27/06/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into suicide prevention: Evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services

Ainsley Bladon, Mental Health Strategy lead, Welsh Government

Liz Davies, Senior Medical Officer/ Deputy Director Mental Health and Vulnerable Groups, Welsh Government

 

Paper 1

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services.


Meeting: 07/06/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 8)

Suicide Prevention: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 07/06/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 6)

6 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with Network Rail

Ian Stevens, Programme Manager - Suicide Prevention, Network Rail

Superintendent Mark Cleland, British Transport Police

 

Paper 16

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Network Rail.

6.2 Superintendent Mark Cleland agreed to provide examples of case studies where a multi-agency approach, including Network Rail, had been successful.


Meeting: 07/06/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 5)

5 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with HM Prison and Probation Service

Kenny Brown, Director of Public Sector Prisons in South Wales, HM Prison and Probation Service

Sophie Lozano, Prison Group Safety Lead, HM Prison and Probation Service

 

Paper 15

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of HM Prison and Probation Services.

5.2 Kenny Brown agreed to give further consideration to how many of the self-inflicted deaths among offenders in Wales had been identified as ‘at risk’ and were being managed under Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) procedures and to write to the Committee.

 


Meeting: 07/06/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4)

4 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Claire Bevan, Director of Quality, Safety, Patient Experience and Nursing, Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Stephen Clarke, Head of Mental Health, Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Nigel Rees, Head of Research and Innovation, Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust

 

Paper 14

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.

 


Meeting: 07/06/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with representatives of the emergency services

Assistant Chief Constable Jonathan Drake (South Wales Police), Welsh Chief Officer lead on Mental Health, Welsh Chief Officer Group

Alison Kibblewhite, Head of Risk Reduction, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Bleddyn Jones, Station Commander, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

 

Paper 9 – Police Liaison Unit

Paper 10 – South Wales Police - Transport

Paper 11 – North Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Paper 12 – South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Paper 13 – Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the emergency services.


Meeting: 07/06/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 2)

2 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with representatives of Local Health Boards and Public Health Wales

Nadine Morgan, Interim Head of Nursing, Hywel Dda University Health Board

Rhiannon Jones, Director of Community Care and Mental Health, Powys Teaching Health Board

Will Beer, Consultant in Public Health, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Su Mably, Consultant in Public Health, Public Health Wales

 

Research brief

Paper 1 – Welsh NHS Confederation

Paper 2 - Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Paper 3 - Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Paper 4 - Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Paper 5 - Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Paper 6 - Hywel Dda University Health Board

Paper 7 - Cwm Taf University Health Board

Paper 8 - Powys Mental Health Planning and Development and Children and Young People Partnership

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Local Health Boards and Public Health Wales.

2.2 Nadine Morgan agreed to provide examples of best practice in relation to staff training. Rhiannon Jones, Will Beer and Nadine Morgan all agreed to provide data on the proportion of patients that are seen within five days in accordance with the 'Together for Mental Health' delivery plan for 2016-19.


Meeting: 23/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 6)

Suicide Prevention: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 23/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4)

Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Angela Samata, Ambassador for SOBS

 

BBC documentary ‘Life After Suicide’

 

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from Angela Samata, Ambassador for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS).


Meeting: 23/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with regional multi-agency suicide forums

Dr Gwenllian Parry, Chair, North Wales Suicide and Self-harm Working Group

Avril Bracey, Chair, Mid and South West Wales Regional forum

 

Paper 3 – North Wales Suicide and Self-harm Working Group

Paper 4 – South East Wales Regional Group

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the regional multi-agency suicide forums.


Meeting: 23/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 2)

2 Suicide Prevention: Evidence with Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales

Prof Keith Lloyd, Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales

 

Paper 2

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from Professor Keith Lloyd, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales.


Meeting: 23/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 7)

7 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with Samaritans

Sarah Stone, Executive Director for Samaritans in Wales

Emma Harris, Policy and Communications Officer

Susan Francis, Project Officer for Samaritans South Wales Valleys Project

 

Research brief

Paper 1

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Samaritans Cymru.


Meeting: 17/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 10)

Suicide Prevention: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed to write to Welsh Universities in relation to the provision of suicide prevention support for students.


Meeting: 17/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 7)

Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with Prof Louis Appleby, University of Manchester - CANCELLED

Minutes:

7.1 This session was cancelled as the witness was unwell.


Meeting: 17/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 6)

6 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with the Royal College of General Practitioners Wales

Dr Rebecca Payne, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners Wales

Dr Jane Fenton-May, Vice-Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners Wales

 

Paper 6

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the Royal College of General Practitioners Wales.


Meeting: 17/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 5)

5 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with Dr Rhiannon Evans, Cardiff University

Dr Rhiannon Evans, Cardiff University

 

Paper 5

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee received evidence from Dr Rhiannon Evans, Cardiff University.


Meeting: 17/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4)

4 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with Dr Sallyanne Duncan, University of Strathclyde and Dr Ann Luce, Bournemouth University

Dr Sallyanne Duncan, University of Strathclyde

Dr Ann Luce, Bournemouth University

 

Paper 4 - University of Strathclyde

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from Dr Sallyanne Duncan, University of Strathclyde and Dr Ann Luce, Bournemouth University.


Meeting: 17/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with the Royal British Legion and Combat Stress

Antony Metcalfe, Wales Area Manager, Royal British Legion

Paula Berry, Regional Operations Manager – Central, Combat Stress

 

Paper 3 - Royal British Legion

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the Royal British Legion and Combat Stress.


Meeting: 17/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 2)

2 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and British Psychological Society

Genevieve Smyth, Professional Advisor, Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Peter Hewin, Senior Occupational Therapist

Dr Kathryn Walters, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, British Psychological Society

 

Research brief

Paper 1 - Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Paper 2 - British Psychological Society

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and British Psychological Society.


Meeting: 17/05/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 8)

8 Suicide Prevention: Letter from the Chair of Children, Young People and Education Committee - 3 May 2018

Paper 7

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1a The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee in relation to its inquiry into emotional and mental health support for children and young people in Wales.


Meeting: 21/03/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 4)

4 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with ProMo-Cymru and Papyrus

Stephanie Hoffman, Head of Social Action, ProMo-Cymru

Nicola Simms, Lead for helpline Practice, Quality and Operations, ProMo-Cymru

Ged Flynn, Chief Executive, Papyrus

 

Paper 4 - ProMo-Cymru

Paper 5 - Papyrus

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of ProMo-Cymru and Papyrus.


Meeting: 21/03/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 3)

3 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with Mind Cymru and Connecting with People

Sara Moseley, Director, Mind Cymru

Glenn Page, Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer, Mind Cymru

Dr Alys Cole-King, Connecting with People

Alex Cotton, Connecting with People

 

Paper 2 – Mind Cymru

Paper 3 - Connecting with People

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee received evidence from representatives of Mind Cymru and Connecting with People.


Meeting: 21/03/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 2)

2 Suicide Prevention: Evidence session with National Advisory Group on suicide and self-harm prevention

Professor Ann John, Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry, Swansea University, and Chair of the National Advisory Group on suicide and self-harm prevention

 

Research brief

Paper 1

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received evidence from the Chair of the National Advisory Group on suicide and self-harm prevention.


Meeting: 21/03/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 7)

Suicide Prevention: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.


Meeting: 21/03/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 5)

5 Paper by Prof Ann John on Suicide Information Database - Wales

Paper 6

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1a The Committee noted the paper by Ann John, Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry, Swansea University, and Chair of the National Advisory Group on suicide and self-harm prevention on Suicide Information Database – Wales.


Meeting: 15/03/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 7)

7 Suicide Prevention: Letter from the Chair of Children, Young People and Education Committee

Paper 8

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.3a The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of Children, Young People and Education Committee in relation to the Committee’s inquiry into Suicide Prevention.


Meeting: 11/01/2018 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 6)

6 Suicide Prevention - inquiry refresh

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the future plans for its inquiry into suicide prevention and agreed to issue invites to stakeholders to attend oral evidence sessions.


Meeting: 19/10/2017 - Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (Item 9)

9 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport regarding the upcoming Committee inquiry into suicide prevention

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.2a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport in relation to the upcoming Committee inquiry into suicide prevention.


 

 

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