Suicide prevention strategy development: early engagement - summary report

Summary report of views gathered during the early engagement phase to support development of Scotland's new suicide prevention strategy and action plan 2022.


In June 2021, the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care announced the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) would jointly publish a new long term suicide prevention strategy, and action plan, in September 2022.

The new strategy, and an associated action plan, replaces the current Suicide Prevention Action Plan ‘Every Life Matters’ which was published in 2018.

The Scottish Government and COSLA have committed to engage with stakeholders, partners and communities in the development of the new strategy and are determined that the voices of those with lived experience sit at the heart of its development and implementation.

Engagement will also be supplemented by published research, insights from practice, and learning from Scotland’s previous work on suicide prevention, to ensure actions are backed up by evidence.



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