Suicide prevention has a high priority in South Lanarkshire Council with all council and NHS employees being given access to suicide prevention training organised and supported by our Corporate Training Section. This training is also available to residents of South Lanarkshire Council and can be accessed by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 03031231015 and asking for Amy Murray, Corporate Training Section.
There is also the opportunity to deliver SafeTalk or SuicideTalk in other settings (examples include induction training for new Police recruits and a multi-faith group in East Kilbride). Any ideas can be discussed with the Choose Life Coordinator - view the full list of Choose Life Co-ordinators' contact details.
A range of promotional materials have been created to help improve the spread of the ‘Suicide. Don’t hide it. Talk about it.’ key message. These materials can be accessed by contacting the Choose Life Co-ordinator for South Lanarkshire.
In the South Lanarkshire Council area the responsibility for promoting good mental health and wellbeing is integral to preventing suicides. Each year, money is provided via the Choose Life steering group to pilot new ideas or to continue work for effective in promotion of wellbeing. Examples include:
Funding application forms can be requested from the South Lanarkshire Choose Life Co-ordinator. Please note this fund is under £15,000 for the whole year ,so is only applicable to small projects or on a part funding basis. The money is not recurrent.
The steering group for Choose Life is made up of a wide range of partners who meet every six weeks and act as a coordinating body for suicide prevention activities in South Lanarkshire Council Area.
For more information on mental health resources in Lanarkshire visit: www.elament.org.uk
For more information about South Lanarkshire’s suicide prevention activities, contact the South Lanarkshire Choose Life Co-ordinator - view the full list of Choose Life Co-ordinators' contact details.
0800 83 85 87
08457 90 90 90