Local action plan - Inverclyde
Much of the Choose Life work is undertaken in partnership, facilitated by Inverclyde Community Health and Care Partnership, and in its supporting activities to the Inverclyde Alliance (local Community Planning Partnership).
There are a number of initiatives and activities that have been developed in partnership with local organisations, community groups and individuals in raising awareness of suicide. A development group oversees the local suicide prevention action plan and creates an infrastructure with detailed service mapping, service re-design and resource pooling at its heart. Additionally, awareness raising and capacity building through training are achieved, providing education, consultation and promoting alternatives to suicide and self - harm.
Some funded projects include those concentrating on people bereaved by suicide, an innovative stress management service, conflict resloution, emotional intelligence programmes, works in schools, mental health improvement activities and training in both suciide prevention and self - harm awareness and skills training.
A range of differing projects, activities and initiatives have taken forward the local suicide prevention agenda and these have focused on:
- Stress management services
- A contribution for the running of the local Samaritans branch
- Support for people bereaved by suicide through CRUSE Bereavement Care and Survivors of Bereaved by Suicide (SOBS).
- Ongoing capcity - building and training delivered through the safeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) programmes plus the self - harm awareness skills workshops.
For more information about Inverclyde’s suicide prevention activities, contact the Inverclyde Choose Life Co-ordinator - view the full list of Choose Life Co-ordinators' contact details.