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Local Action Plan - NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Throughout the whole period of the national programme for suicide prevention, strong partnerships have been the hallmark of the six programmes across the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. This spans collective action on training, policy and practice, joint research and mutual support in developing interventions.

Examples include:

• A network of informal working arrangements, such as sharing training places and trainers, shared approaches to course promotion, data gathering and importantly, sharing of insights emerging from delivery of training.

• Commissioned research into suicide and substance misuse, shedding light on a vital area of suicide prevention activity. This was a jointly developed and commissioned programme between the Renfrewshire and Glasgow City Programmes, along with the local Health Board and other partners.

• ‘On Edge’ - a teaching pack for S2/3 pupils to tackling stigma and reduce myths around self-harm. In this case the partnership has been between the programmes in Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, West Dunbartonshire and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’s Health Improvement Team.

• Creation of a standardised one day ‘Self Harm Awareness and Skills’ training pack - another collaborative venture that has drawn heavily on the joint working ethos across the programmes.

• Collaboration in formulating Board-wide policy recommendations in the child and youth field, including strengthening responses to distress, self-harm and suicide risk.


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