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Suicide prevention action plan: engagement paper

Published: 8 Mar 2018
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781788516051

This paper invites public comment on proposals for a future suicide prevention action plan.

16 page PDF

315.9kB

16 page PDF

315.9kB

Contents
Suicide prevention action plan: engagement paper
Making further progress

16 page PDF

315.9kB

Making further progress

We would welcome further consideration of the following four themes:

1. improving the use of evidence, data and guidance on suicide prevention;

2. modernising the content and accessibility of training;

3. maximising the impact of national and local suicide prevention activity;

4. developing the use of social media and online resources.

The final Action Plan on Suicide Prevention will sit within a significantly stronger strategic landscape than ever before. We expect actions across the range of Scottish Government work to contribute to the reduction in suicide, particularly work arising from the following strategies: the Mental Health Strategy (2017-27) [10] , the Justice Vision (2017-20) [11] , Policing 2026 [12] , and Scotland's Drowning Prevention Strategy (2018-2026) [13] . In addition, we will have a Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Plan in 2018 [14] , and a Strategy on Social Isolation and Loneliness [15] .

The public health reform process provides an opportunity to continue to prioritise suicide prevention within this wider strategic context and to operate more effectively in partnership, increasingly shifting our focus towards prevention and effective collaboration - nationally, locally and in communities [16] .


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