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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)
  • Dr Carol Buchanan, Health and Social Care Partnerships
  • Rachel Cackett, Executive Director for Scotland, Samaritans
  • Julie Cameron, Mental Health Foundation
  • Dr Alastair Cook, Principal Medical Officer, Scottish Government
  • Fiona Drouet, Emilytest
  • Dr David Hall, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Chief Superintendent Linda Jones, Police Scotland
  • Dr Amy Knighton, Royal College of GPs
  • Nicky Reid, SPFL Trust
  • Angela Scott, Chief Executive, Aberdeen City Council
  • Claire Sweeney, Director of Place and Wellbeing, Public Health Scotland
  • Billy Watson, Chief Executive, SAMH
  • Mike Burns, Chief Executive, Penumbra
  • Nicola Dickie, Director of People Policy, COSLA

Advisors

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

Documents

Contact

Email: enquiries@nationalsuicidepreventiongroup.scot

Post: 

Mental Health and Protection of Rights Division
3ER, St Andrews House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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