United to Prevent Suicide
GAMH is proud to support Scotland’s new approach to suicide prevention – United to Prevent Suicide, developed as part of Every Life Matters, Scotland’s National Suicide Prevent Plan. This was launched across the nation on World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September 2020. And included information on how we can all pledge our support and help to prevent suicide.
Preventing suicide can begin with having a simple conversation with someone. GAMH helps to promote wellbeing and social connections, as providing a safe supportive place to have helpful conversations. People often say it is the first time they have taken action to look after themselves,
‘I am getting out now, and getting my life back since getting support.’
GAMH staff receive training to build confidence having conversations about suicide and how to respond. Our Compassionate Distress Response Service provides a safe space to talk about distress and links people to further help and to specialist clinical services if needed.
Where to get help
If you are experiencing confusing or distressing thoughts, or if people around you have expressed concern about your wellbeing, arrange an appointment with your GP or phone NHS 24 on 111.
If it would help you to talk with someone, freephone:
• Samaritans – 116 123
• Breathing Space – 0800 83 85 87
If you, or someone you know, needs URGENT HELP contact emergency services on 999
How you can help
Find out how you can help by visiting www.unitedtopreventsuicide.org.uk