The Scottish Government’s Choose Life Strategy, published in December 2002, had a 10 year lifespan. The Scottish Government set up a working group in late 2012 to consider the future strategy, with the aim of producing a new national strategy to be published in late 2013.
The Scottish Government has developed an engagement paper and have held various consultation events over the last couple of months. The consultation is now drawing to a close and the Scottish Government are asking for comments on the engagement paper to be submitted by 28 May 2013. Voluntary Health Scotland has produced a briefing document for members to present the main questions of the paper.
The deadline for comments is 28 May 2013. The engagement paper can be accessed online at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/Services/Mental-Health/Suicide-Self-Harm/Working-Group/EngagementPaper. Comments can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to: Mental Health Unit, Scottish Government, St Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG.