This report highlights the group's work to support the delivery of Scotland's Suicide Prevention Action Plan over the last year and outlines some of the work planned in its final year ahead.
Actions for the year ahead:
Focus on aligning local and national suicide prevention work to ensure that they are mutually supportive, including through a regionalised approach to suicide prevention.
Continue to engage with specific groups on the United to Prevent Suicide social movement, which has continued to grow with the recent launch of FC United to Prevent Suicide.
Finalise governance and support arrangements that enable processes for the local review of all deaths by suicide to be piloted, initially in specific areas.
Recruit members for (and launch) the new Youth Advisory Group which will be made up of young people (16–26) who have experience of suicide, self-harm or poor mental health.
Continue to work with the Scottish Government, COSLA and other partners in the year ahead to see the recommendations in the Time, Space, and Compassion report embedded across suicide prevention and other services.
Work with Samaritans Scotland and other key partners to focus on locations of concern, supporting the implementation of the COVID-19 Statement recommendation on reducing access to the means of suicide.