Suicide prevention resources

The Scottish Suicide Prevention Strategy 2013-16 was published in December 2013. It focuses on 5 key themes of work in communities and in services with 11 commitments to continue the downward trend in suicides and contribute to the delivery of the National Outcome to enable people to live longer, healthier lives. The key themes are:

  • Responding to people in distress
  • Talking about suicide
  • Improving the NHS response to suicide
  • Developing the evidence base
  • Supporting change and improvement

Scottish Government topic area on reducing suicide and self-harm

National Choose Life website

Health Scotland topic area on suicide prevention

The Steering Group has put together a leaflet entitled Keeping Connected Fife (updated September 2017) which aims to provide information to help individuals access emotional and practical support and signpost them to local and national services which can offer extra help to keep them connected within their community.

companion leaflet for young people has also been produced (updated May 2017). Printed copies of both leaflets are available from Dorothy Woolley, Fife Choose Life Development Officer.

As part of Our Minds Matter, Fife Council Education Service have produced a document on “Understanding and responding to children and young people at risk of self-harm and suicide: a guide for adults who work with young people in Fife” (June 2017).