For much of the Choose Life Strategy, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire each had coordinators to manage development and coordinate activities. In 2012, a joint coordinator was appointed and the separate steering groups were merged, with a refreshed Strategic Plan and local Action Plan agreed.
The Choose Life steering group exists to contribute to reduction of suicide and self harm in Aberdeenshire. This plan sets out how we will achieve our vision, strategic objectives and sets out how we will communicate and report on our progress.
ScotSID is a national database that holds information on all individuals dying in Scotland from definite or probable suicide from January 2009 onwards. The database is constructed by linking together routine administrative data, no new data are collected. The databases are held by the Information Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland (ISD).
Partners and Stakeholders who wish to access key data can find out more information through the document below.
Gail Forrest was full-time Choose Life
Co-ordinator for both Angus and Dundee until August 2013. Gail is now the
Co-ordinator for Angus only and Dundee are recruiting their Co-ordinator.
The joint Choose Life Angus and Dundee steering group (CLAD) was established in 2009 to oversee development and implementation of the local strategy. CLAD reports into the Community Care and Health Partnership in Angus and Healthy Dundee and also has a Children and Young People’s sub-group.
This application information provides an overview of the safeTALK training for trainers course, and the route to becoming a trainer. safeTALK is intended as "suicide alertness" training. safeTALK teaches you to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide intervention resources.
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