Angus and Dundee City Council jointly employ a Mental Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator to implement the national Choose Life strategy at a local level. The post is hosted by Angus Council but works with the Lead Officer for Suicide Prevention in both areas, raising the awareness of suicide prevention and working towards embedding the strategy and messages into mainstream provision. A joint Angus and Dundee Choose Life Steering Group currently meet every two months.
In terms of suicide prevention training, we work in partnership with Dundee University and NHS Tayside to deliver ASIST, safeTALK and SIPP (Suicide Intervention and Prevention Programme) training to students, staff and the community of Angus and Dundee. View the suicide prevention activities funded in Angus.
The following projects receive Choose Life Funding in Dundee:
Womens Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (WRASAC)
A survivors, self harm / suicide worker has been funded at WRASAC to provide a service to women at risk of suicide who are involved in self injurious behaviour. This post is funded in Dundee for 20 hours per week. This project supports to women using a number of mediums and facilitates the development of skills within other agencies through the provision of training.
A bereavement worker has ebeen funded to support young people and their carers affected by trauma, bereavement and loss. The value of this service is highlighted by Barnardo's, both for its immediate impact e.g referrals continue to highlight numbers of children affected by the aftermath of suicide and also in the longer term, saying that studies show unresolved grief is a contributing factor in adult prevalence of suicide.
For more information about Dundee City’s suicide prevention activities, contact the Choose Life Co-ordinator for Angus and 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