National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group

Overview

National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG) has been established to help drive implementation of the Scottish Government’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan (2018), which sets out a target to further reduce the rate of suicide by 20% by 2022 (from a 2017 baseline).

NSPLG meets every month.

The group's terms of reference, delivery plan, minutes and other papers are at the bottom of this page in the Documents section. 

Members

Members

  • Rose Fitzpatrick CBE, QPM (Chair)
  • Rachel Cackett, Executive Director for Scotland, Samaritans
  • Dr Alastair Cook, Principal Medical Officer, Scottish Government
  • Fiona Drouet, Emilytest
  • Toni Giugliano, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Mental Health Foundation
  • Dr David Hall, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Nigel Henderson, Chief Executive, Penumbra
  • Chief Superintendent Linda Jones, Police Scotland
  • Dr Amy Knighton, Royal College of GPs
  • Lara McDonald, Young Person Representative, nominated via Young Scot
  • Jane O’Donnell, Head of Service Policy, COSLA
  • Nicky Reid, SPFL Trust
  • Angela Scott, Chief Executive, Aberdeen City Council
  • Dr Michael Smith, Lead Associate Medical Director, NHS Greater Glasgow Clyde CE and IJB rep
  • Claire Sweeney, Director of Place and Wellbeing, Public Health Scotland
  • Alan Thornburrow, Business In The Community
  • Billy Watson, Chief Executive, SAMH

Advisors

  • Professor Steve Platt, Co-Chair of the Academic Advisory Group
  • Professor Rory O’Connor, Co-Chair of the Academic Advisory Group

 

Documents