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Developing a New Suicide Prevention Strategy for Scotland
When: 10:00 - 12:00, Wednesday 29 September 2021 Where: Zoom call, online This event is being organised by Scottish Government
It is too late to book a place for this particular session, sorry about that.
For the last twenty years and more, there has been much work focused on supporting individuals, families and communities to develop support and services for those who are in such distress that they think about taking their own life and for those who are bereaved by suicide. But we still have a high number of suicides in Scotland so what more can we do? The Scottish Government seeks to develop the next national strategy on suicide prevention and wants to hear from you as local people, groups and communities about what matters to you – whether that is how we address the factors which contribute to suicide, how we can be more confident about speaking about suicide, knowing where to get help if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide or what and when support is really needed for those affected by suicide. Now is your chance to contribute…
How you can have your say?
The Scottish Government is holding a series of online events which will be a mix of ‘regional’ and ‘national’ events. Regional online events will look into suicide prevention in the context of the area you live, where national online events will consider the Scotland-wide context. There is the opportunity to attend either or both types of events – pre-booking will be required. You can also contribute via an online questionnaire which will be open from Monday 27 September 2021until Sunday 21 November 2021.
Details of dates and times for the Tayside, Central and Fife region workshops:
Details of dates/times of National events can be found here. Please note that any of these may be subject to cancellation at short notice, but you will be contacted as soon as possible if this occurs. If you have any questions, get in touch: [email protected]