Survey: Developing a local suicide prevention plan
A new Suicide and Drug Death Prevention Plan is currently being developed for Forth Valley.
Suicide prevention is an important national and local priority and key partners are working together to deliver the actions and improvements identified locally.
In order to support this, we are keen to hear from local staff, services, and communities across the Forth Valley area and, importantly, those who have experienced suicidal thoughts as well as family and friends affected by suicide.
Some people may have been involved in a national consultation that took place in 2021 to support the refresh of the Scottish Government’s Suicide Prevention Strategy however this survey is different and will support the development of local plans.
Your views matter, so please answer as many questions as you can and use the free text box at the end to add any additional comments or feedback. You can also save your responses as you go (by clicking on save & continue later button) so do not need to complete all questions at the same time and can return to the survey later to complete it if you need to.
We understand that talking about suicide and suicide prevention can be difficult, so there are a list of support services listed at the end of the survey should you need to reach out to them.
As well as the survey, a series of local engagement events are being hosted throughout May and June. You can register your interest for the relevant sessions to you:
Events for service providers:
Events for people with lived experience and their family members:
- Monday 6th June, 6.30pm-8.30pm, FDAMH, Falkirk
- Wednesday 15th June, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Alloa Academy
- Wednesday 22nd June, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Raploch Community Campus
In addition to the in-person events, there will also be an online session open to everyone on Wednesday 1st June, 10am-12pm, via Microsoft Teams.
Take Part Now
The survey will remain open until Wednesday 6th July 2022.