Suicide Prevention Strategy Development Questionnaire

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Closes 7 Jan 2022


The following questions are designed to be deliberately open to allow you to share your thoughts. If there is not a specific question focusing on an area/issue you feel strongly about, please add it to the final comments section. You may not have any thoughts about some of the questions or there may only be a specific area you are interested in commenting on; we would still appreciate your thoughts.  If you do not have an answer for a question, just skip it and move onto the next. Your responses will still help shape the next strategy. 

The first 8 pages of this questionnaire are directly relating to different aspects of suicide prevention and development of the new strategy. The latter pages relate to information about you and your data. 

We know that discussing aspects of suicide prevention work can be difficult; please see below for a list of resources for support. 

Support available

  • Breathing Space - Breathing Space is Scotland's mental health helpline for individuals experiencing symptoms of low mood, depression, or anxiety, and offers free and confidential advice for individuals over the age of 18. They can be contacted on 0800 83 85 87, 6pm to 2am Monday to Thursday; and from 6pm Friday throughout the weekend to 6am Monday.
  • Samaritans – Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.  You can contact Samaritans free on short code 116 123.
  • NHS24 - If you're feeling overwhelmed or need support you can call NHS 24 on 111. The Mental Health Hub is open 24/7.
  • NHS Inform - NHS inform has a lot of resources to help with your mental health, whether you're looking for advice, information, local support, or ideas for improving your wellbeing.