Suicide Prevention week - 6 to 12 September 2021

suicide help website information
Friday 3 September 2021

During Suicide Prevention Week (6-12 September 2021), we’ll be raising awareness of suicide, encouraging people to talk about it openly and to get support, and sharing what help is available in Tayside.

The Angus Mental Health And Wellbeing Network is driving forward actions to increase the profile of suicide prevention in Angus. In April 2021, we carried out a suicide prevention survey. There were 216 responses. Thanks to everyone who took the time to participate. We’ll use the data from this to inform future planning. We produced an Angus suicide awareness film to let people know how to access local support and to signpost people to services. Angus representatives are working with colleagues across Tayside to increase the availability of suicide prevention training.

Across Tayside we are working hard to prevent suicide through a new Multiagency Suicide Prevention Network.

COVID has highlighted the importance of looking after our own and others’ mental health and wellbeing. Suicide prevention is everybody’s business. Suicide can be prevented - we all have a role to play.

Find out what help and support is available in Angus

Tayside Suicide Help website

Visit the Tayside Suicide? Help! website for information:

  • about local support available
  • on how to get help
  • how to  create a safety plan to guide you through difficult times.

Angus suicide awareness film

Do you know there is suicide prevention help in Angus? Watch this short video to find out how you can become suicide aware.
 

Penumbra - The Angus Suicide Prevention and Support Service

This service is available to all adults living in Angus who experience thoughts of suicide or who may have attempted suicide. Support is also available for family members, carers or friends of adults experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Contact the service on freephone 0800 135 7899 or email: aspss@penumbra.org.uk

Insight Counselling Dundee – Angus Adult Bereaved by Suicide Service

This service is available to any adult living in Angus who has been bereaved or affected by suicide.

Contact the Angus Adult Bereaved by Suicide Service at Insight Counselling Dundee on 01382 305706, email receptionist@insightcounselling.org.uk


National information and support

Ask, Tell – Save a Life: Every Life Matters video

The Ask, Tell – Save a Life: Every Life Matters video helps you understand the signs when someone might be thinking about suicide, and how to get help and support.

FC United to Prevent Suicide

FC United is a new national  campaign to reach more people through compelling football-related stories on their Twitter channel. Look out for posts from well-known faces in Scottish Football.

Arbroath FC Community – Saturday 11 September 2021

On Saturday 11 September 2021, Penumbra and Andys Man Club will be outside Arbroath FC’s grounds at Gayfield to promote their services and raise the profile of suicide prevention. Look out for some messages from some of the players highlighting support available.

Training available for staff

If you work in Angus and would like to find out more about training available, please email suicideprevention@angus.gov.uk.

There’s also online NES training available, where you can gain essential knowledge and skills to be able to support someone who is experiencing mental ill health, at risk of self-harm or suicide you can complete this 45-minute online training.

You need to register with TURAS before accessing the mental health improvement, and prevention of self-harm and suicide informed level resources.

Training available for members of the public

Some of the training provided in Angus is suitable for members of the public. For information, please email suicideprevention@angus.gov.uk if interested.