Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

The Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Community of Improvement is a defined strategic network that is jointly owned by Yorkshire and Humber Directors of Public Health (DsPH) Network and PHE.  It is sponsored by the DsPH Network and PHE to establish a joint approach for the development of a work plan that will support the improvement of public health outcomes within Yorkshire and Humber.

The aims of this Community of Improvement are:

  • Promoting mental wellbeing;
  • Preventing future mental health problems;
  • Recovery from mental health problems.

We will achieve this by:-

  • Providing peer support for public mental health professionals across Yorkshire & the Humber;
  • Sharing best practice, policy, and guidelines related to public mental health interventions;
  • Sharing intelligence about public wellbeing and mental health issues;
  • Ensuring public mental health is integrated into health and social care planning and commissioning;
  • Acting as an advocacy and lobbying body for public mental health;
  • Developing consensus statements for Yorkshire & the Humber partners on key issues;
  • Acting as a support network for the Directors of Public Health and Public Health England in Yorkshire & the Humber;
  • Providing continuing professional development of its members, including leadership, training, and public health advocacy 

For queries please contact:
CoI Chair: Caron Walker, OHID Lead: Alison Iliff


Virtual Network:

Link to COI Resource Page: