The rate of suicide in Swindon is lower than the national and regional averages, but more should still be done, a new report says.

Councillors and other members of Swindon Borough Council's health and wellbeing board will discuss the draft suicide and self-harm reduction plan for the borough.

The report says the suicide rate in Swindon has dropped to 7.8 people per 100,000 in 2015-17. That's less than the national rate of 9.6, the regional rate of 10.6 and less than both Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset who have co-operated with Swindon on a joint strategy.

But it says : "Specific actions are needed for young people who are bereaved, especially by suicide, greater priority for mental health in colleges and universities, housing and mental health care for looked-after children and support for LGBT young people."

Men are more than twice as likely to kill themselves as women, at 11.3 suicides per 100,000 compared to 4.3 for women.

Swindon's rate of self-harm is higher than the regional or national rates.