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S5W-18344: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much (a) direct and (b) indirect funding it has provided in each year since 2016 to each suicide prevention programme listed on page 8 of its suicide prevention action plan, Every Life Matters

Answered by: Clare Haughey 5 September 2018

The following table provides the information requested, with narrative included where appropriate:

Programme

2016-17 (£)

2017-18 (£)

Distress Brief Interventions Programme

165,280

585,626

NHS Health Scotland's National Suicide Prevention Programme forms part of the wider NHS Health Scotland Public Mental Health Improvement Programme. Suicide Prevention Programme funding is not separately identifiable and the total allocation for the Improvement Programme is shown here.

200,000

200,000

NHS 24 Breathing Space Telephone and Web Advice Service

825,000

825,000

The Scottish Suicide Information Database (ScotSID) forms part of the wider funding provided to ISD Scotland for the Mental Health Programme. Funding is not separately identifiable for the Database and the total allocation for the ISD Programme is shown here.

374,048

378,000

NHS HIS Scottish Patient Safety Programme for Mental Health funding was baselined at a level of £238,000 and included within the core allocation provided to NHS HIS from 2016-17

238,000

238,000

Samaritans Free Telephone Service

0

12,000

UK National Confidential Inquiry in Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness

64,003

64,003

Total

1,866,331

2,302,629