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Suicide Prevention in Scotland: Share your views on what can and should be done

Over the last year, the Scottish Government has been gathering views on how to build on the existing range of national and local activities to raise awareness of suicide and its prevention, provide support to those experiencing distress and support to those who have been bereaved by suicide.   Building on feedback from those with lived experience, a broad outline of the direction and the focused areas will be issued shortly for review and comment in a new draft Suicide Prevention Action Plan.

To help people consider what is being proposed and have further opportunities to discuss and further shape the action plan, NHS Health Scotland will run a series of feedback events at a range of locations, to allow you to voice your views on suicide prevention in Scotland – see below for dates and venues.

We want to hear from those affected by suicide and those who directly engage with those affected.  This will help build on our understanding of what could be done better or differently to reduce suicide and the impact it has on people, families and communities in Scotland.

The events will influence the further development of the Scottish Government’s next Suicide Prevention Action Plan, due to be published in summer 2018.  As well as attending these events, we would encourage you to submit your comments and views using the Scottish Government’s online engagement process (further details will be circulated when available).

 Events will to take place on:

Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, 8 March, 9am-12 noon (lunch provided post session)

 

Trades Hall, Glasgow, 15 March 10am-1pm (lunch provided post session)

 

Spectrum Centre, Inverness, 11 April, 11.30am – 3pm (lunch included)

 

Apex Hotel, Dundee, 12 April, 1030am – 2.00pm (lunch included)

 

Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, 18 April, 11am – 2.30pm (lunch included)

 

Additional sessions may be organised if there is sufficient demand.

 

If you wish to attend one of these events please register via the Eventbrite direct link.

 

For further information, please email us at nhs.healthscotland-publicmentalhealth@nhs.net or call 07500 854 552.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

 

We look forward to working with you on this important work.

 

NHS Health Scotland                                                    

 

Scottish Government