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10 Oct 2018

Health Secretary Matt Hancock on preventing suicides

Health and Social Care Correspondent

Around 4,500 people take their lives every year in England, and suicide remains the leading cause of death among men under the age of 45.  So today, to mark World Mental Health Day, the Prime Minister announced the first ever Minister for Suicide Prevention.

It was part of a raft of announcements in a bid to tackle mental ill health, including better care for children. We sat down with the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, to discuss the government’s plans.