This brief guide to suicide statistics has been developed to help you understand which figures to consider when looking at suicide, know when to use numbers, and when to use rates, when to use crude rates, age standardised mortality rates and standardised mortality ratios.
This plan sets out how the ChooseLife Steering Group in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City communicates with stakeholders and reports on its progress.
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.
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