Dundee is currently going through the recruitment process for a dedicated Choose Life Co-ordinator who will have a key role in implementing the joint Choose Life Action Plan and supporting the work of the Suicide Prevention Collaborative (Angus and Dundee).
Choose Life Angus and Dundee (CLAD) recently commissioned an independent evaluation of Choose Life across Angus and Dundee. The final evaluation report was published in March this year and a specific working group has been established to take forward the recommendations contained within the evaluation.
We will be working over the next 6 months to a year to develop a robust 3 year strategic action plan for suicide prevention across Angus and Dundee. An interim 6/12 month action plan to enable the ongoing suicide prevention work to take place is also currently being drafted. Both of these action plans will also take account of the new National Suicide Prevention Strategy due out early autumn 2013.
One of the major achievements of 2013 for Choose Life across Angus and Dundee was the development and launch of our own suicide prevention app. The app is called SUICIDE? HELP! and can be accessed on any apple or android phone or tablet. The app is free to download from the app store or google play.
At the moment the following specific project receives Choose Life Funding in Dundee:
Barnardo's deliver a specific service for children and young people who have been affected by trauma, bereavement and loss.
Barnardo's also deliver the Support: Trauma and Grief - Enabling Schools STAGES project in Dundee with the ultimate objective of training staff within school to be able to deal with children and young people affected by trauma, bereavement and loss. This has been very well received and is currently on the second cluster of schools within Dundee.
Dundee continues to deliver SafeTALK and ASIST which is open to anyone in the Angus area.
For more information about Dundee City’s suicide prevention activities, contact the Choose Life Co-ordinator for Dundee City - view the full list of Choose Life Co-ordinators' contact details. You may also be interested in downloading the:
0800 83 85 87
08457 90 90 90
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