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choose life: A National Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent Suicide in Scotland

APPENDIX 6 PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE SERVICE: WEB-BASED INFORMATION

The Health Education Board for Scotland has been commissioned by the National Programme to Improve Mental Health and Well-Being to provide a web-based information resource to those involved in improving mental health and well-being at both the local and national level.

The aims of the site are:

  • to collate, make available and disseminate information and material, resources and links to practitioners, policy makers researchers and the general public in Scotland on topics and issues related to improving mental health and well-being

  • to contribute to improving practice in improving mental health and well-being in Scotland.

Suicide prevention is the first topic to be addressed under this resource. The suicide prevention pages aim to:

  • complement and support 'Choose Life' Preventing Suicide in Scotland: a National Strategy and Action Plan

  • provide information to practitioners, policy makers and researchers across Scotland in order to support work around suicide prevention.

The suicide prevention pages are now available and will continue to be developed and updated. You can access information and web links on:

  • 'Choose Life': The National Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent Suicide in Scotland

  • Reports that support the National Strategy and Action Plan

  • The policy context for suicide reduction in Scotland

  • International suicide prevention strategies

  • Guidelines for the media on the reporting of suicide

  • Web-sites on suicidal behaviour and suicide prevention.

For any of the above information please visit the mental health section of HEBSWEB at http://www.hebs.com/suicideprevention

Additional information on suicide prevention will be added to these pages during 2002-03. Future plans include a guide to the research literature and updates on research findings on suicide prevention. Regular updates on research findings are planned along with good practice guides on the priority areas.