Suicide Prevention Tender – South Yorkshire

Providing support to people who have recently attempted suicide.

NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board: Attempted Suicide Resilience Service Doncaster place :

Contract summary



  • Guidance and counselling services – 85312300

Location of contract

S9 4EU

Value of contract

£1 to £285,000

Procurement reference


Published date

4 October 2022

Closing date

3 November 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

3 April 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health set out clear recommendations on suicide prevention and reduction, and made a commitment to reduce suicides by 10% nationally by 2020/21. Alongside this, in 2018, Jeremy Hunt (then secretary of state for health and social care) announced a zero-suicide ambition for mental health inpatients.

The preventing suicides in England strategy, March 2021 estimates that annually 800,000 people across the world die by suicide, with 5,316 people sadly taking their life in England in 2019.

Within the NHS Long Term Plan, the NHS’s made a commitment to make suicide prevention a priority over the next decade, implementing a new Safety Improvement Programme across all mental health trusts, and setting out important measures to improve crisis care services.

All areas of the country will receive investment in their services, by 2023 to 2024, to further support local suicide prevention plans.

SY ICB have had a focus over the last few years on providing self-harm and suicide awareness training for all staff in primary care and running both a large-scale prevention campaign working with local organisations, and events that are accessible and relevant amongst males such as sport, leisure facilities and service industries. Part of the funding has been used to improve pathways and support for patients (including children and young people and people with personality disorder) presenting with self-harm, including in acute hospitals and mental health services.

Finally, the ICS will consider consistent and cost-effective bereavement support pathways across the ICS, including enhancing data sharing agreements across organisations and improving real time surveillance.

In addition to this as part of the Alternative approaches Service an element of funding in Doncaster is dedicated to providing support to people who have recently attempted suicide, as outlined within this specification.

The contract is for three years with option to extend by two years making a maximum of five years. The value given in this notice is for the full five year term.


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About the buyer


Contact name

Tony Squires


NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board
S9 4EU