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About Us

United to Prevent Suicide is a unifying identity for Scotland’s social movement for change.

This work is funded by Scottish Government and led by the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG). The social movement work is jointly managed by Public Health Scotland and SAMH.

United to Prevent Suicide is not just a name or a logo. It’s a movement.

It marks a new approach to preventing suicide as set out in Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Action Plan, Every Life Matters.

  • Building a social movement of people with a shared belief in preventing suicide
  • Improving our knowledge and skills in suicide prevention with the development of new learning resources, available to everyone
  • Improving our approach to those bereaved by suicide through the development of a new dedicated service
  • Using digital technology to improve suicide prevention
  • A new approach to crisis care for those of us who experience suicidal thoughts
  • Increasing resources to support improved local action in every area of Scotland
  • Inspiring leaders across all aspects of life in Scotland to create a culture that supports preventing suicide
  • Improving our understanding of suicidal behaviour to inform action to prevent its occurrence

Contact Us

If you have a general enquiry, please feel free to drop us a line. We are not able to provide support to individuals. If you need help now, please go to the Urgent Help section or please go to the Resources section.

Who are the NSPLG?

The NSPLG has created the following animation to explain who they are and the importance of their work.

Ask, Tell – A healthy conversation

This animation gives practical tips on how and when to have compassionate conversations with people who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts or mental distress.

Ask, Tell – Every life matters

This animation explores the issue of suicide and provides facts about suicide in Scotland. Most importantly it helps build confidence to listen, talk and take action.

For more information about the Ask Tell Respond learning resources please go to: