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The British Psychological Society welcomes renewed focus on suicide prevention

20 August 2018

The Scottish Government has today set new targets and actions to reduce Scotland’s suicide rate.

The BPS Scottish Branch Chair, Beth Hannah said:

“It is encouraging to see bold and ambitious targets to reduce Scotland’s suicide rate by 20% by 2020.

Responding to the Scottish government’s consultation earlier this year, the Society outlined the need to improve support for those affected by suicide, tailor suicide prevention training programmes, and consider the needs of our children and young people.

The new national leadership group will provide a platform with renewed focus to address these issues, turning this ambition into action.”

Click here to read more about the Scottish government's plans

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