By Emily Pearce
Sunday, March 31, 2013
CALLS have been made for a 'suicide audit’ to be carried out to tackle the Isle of Wight’s high suicide rate.
The Island has one of the highest suicide rates in the country, with an average of 16 people committing suicide each year, according to figures published by the Isle of Wight Council and NHS.
Cllr Chris Welsford called for a suicide audit to be included in the Island’s health and wellbeing strategy, a document outlining plans for improving the health of Islanders over the next three years, which was approved by the council last week.
However, Cllr Roger Mazillius said the strategy already included the provision of mental health services.
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