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. Voluntary Health Scotland produced a briefing document for members to present the main questions of the paper.
The deadline for comments was 28 May 2013. However, the engagement paper can be accessed online at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/Services/Mental-Health/Suicide-Self-Harm/Working-Group/EngagementPaper.