Children in Scotland are inviting young people to join the Suicide Prevention Youth Advisory Group, which feeds into the National Suicide Prevention Strategy.
In 2022 a new young people’s advisory group was launched as part of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan. The group was set up to make sure young people’s views are heard directly by decision-makers, to influence government policy.
The group is for young people aged 16-24 who have tried to take their own life, or who have suicidal thoughts. It is also for people who have experienced suicide and those who suffer from poor mental health.
The group is an advisory group for the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG) and is supported by Children in Scotland and the University of Stirling. These organisations also work with the NSPLG to influence policy.
Now in the second year of the project, they’re now looking for new members.
This information sheet aimed at young people, outlines what the project involves and what they need to do to get involved. All young people do need to have a practitioner/professional who can support their involvement in the project, an additional charter for the supporting adult role which outlines how this would work for all interested young people will be provided.
There are a number of information sessions for interested young people who may want to find out a bit more. This will be a chance to meet the youth advisory group team.
This will be a chance to meet members of the youth advisory group and find out if the group is right for young people you work with. These are open to adults and young people themselves. These will take place on:
For more information contact Chris Ross.