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)
  • Toni Giugliano, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Mental Health Foundation
  • Nigel Henderson, Chief Executive, Penumbra
  • Billy Watson, Chief Executive, SAMH
  • George Dodds, Director of Health Equity and Director of Health and Work, NHS Health Scotland
  • Dr Michael Smith, Lead Associate Medical Director, NHS Greater Glasgow Clyde CE and IJB rep
  • Jane O’Donnell, Head of Service Policy, COSLA
  • Angela Scott, Chief Executive, Aberdeen City Council
  • Lara McDonald, Young Person Representative, nominated via Young Scot 
  • Dr David Hall, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Dr John Mitchell, Principal Medical Officer Psychiatry, Scottish Government
  • Nicky Reid, SPFL Trust
  • Chief Superintendent David Duncan, Police Scotland
  • Dr Amy Knighton, Royal College of GPs
  • Alan Thornburrow, Business In The Community
  • Fiona Drouet, Emilytest

Advisors

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

 

Documents