Date lodged: 27 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish an updated suicide prevention strategy.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 24 August 2016
On 29 July 2016 we published an engagement paper on our proposed framework and priorities to transform mental health in Scotland. The engagement paper states that, in addition to transforming mental health, progress on the priorities set out in the paper will also contribute to reducing death by suicide, and that we will reflect this in the final Mental Health Strategy. We will also build on these priorities in a separate Suicide Prevention Strategy which we will publish in 2017.