12 March 2018
Every life matters and everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. The impact of suicide on families, friends and communities is devastating and has long lasting consequences.
Our existing Suicide Prevention Strategy covered the period 2013-16 and set out a range of commitments under 5 broad themes:
The Scottish Government is seeking views on themes and draft actions for possible inclusion in a new Suicide Prevention Action Plan aimed at continuing the downward trend in suicides in Scotland.
The themes and draft actions have been published in an engagement paper on 8 March 2018, and have arisen from discussions with a wide range of stakeholders, including people with lived experience, over the past few months.
If you are interested in contributing to this consultation, please send your comments to Nigel Atter ([email protected]) who is leading the Society’s response, by Friday 13th April using the attached response form.
Nigel is the British Psychological Society’s Policy Advisor and works for the Policy Team.
If you have any queries at all - please do not hesitate to get in touch.