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Choose Life e-bulletin September 2016

Samaritans Partnership

Friday 12 August 2016

Partnership between Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline Samaritans and NHS Fife Unscheduled Care Assessment Team (UCAT).

This guidance is about preventing suicides at locations of concern and is an important part of the suicide prevention strategy in Scotland. A location of concern has been defined as 'a specific usually public site which is frequently used as a location for suicide and which provides either means or opportunity for suicide'. This guidance recognizes the need for a range of agencies working in partnership and is adapted from the Australian Government Department of Health publication, Preventing Suicide at Suicide Hotspots.

Art of Conversation

Tuesday 2 August 2016

The Art of Conversation includes sections on the myths and the signs of suicide, spotting the signs and helping, and advice on starting difficult conversations.

It aims to help the reader to be a good listener, details training courses and includes other available resources that are in place across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

This guide reflects our ongoing commitment to suicide prevention and provides a practical, positive approach to supporting people who have been bereaved by suicide and to supporting the professionals who respond to a death by suicide.

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