§ 39. Mr. Hanson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he intends to take to reduce the number of suicides among young people. [344081
§ Mr. Boateng
Action is already being taken on a number of fronts including the pilot of a telephone helpline for young men who may be experiencing distress; restrictions on paracetamol and aspirin pack sizes and improvements in warnings about the effect of overdose; increasing public awareness and understanding about mental illness; educating health and social care professionals about depression; audit of serious incidents and the dissemination of findings; and improving primary and secondary mental health services.