National Rural Mental Health Forum Seminar

Wednesday 29 November 2023 - 11:00 to 13:00


National Rural Mental Health Forum

11am - Welcome and Introductions

1105am - Rural Connections, Mental Health Training, Danny Dey

1120am - Amy McLuskie, Scottish Government. Update on the Scottish Government Self-Harm Strategy. Amy McLuskie: Distress Interventions Team. An opportunity to hear about the new Scottish Government Self-harm Strategy and discuss opportunities for delegates to get involved in the delivery and implementation of the Action Plan.

1150am - Haylis Smith, Scottish Government. Update on Creating Hope Together – Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan – an opportunity to hear the current position regarding the implementation of the strategy and action plan and the structures in place to support delivery. This will include a discussion about Suicide Prevention Scotland, the community of suicide prevention and associated organisations, what it is and what part you and your organisation might want to play in it.

1220pm - Loneliness in the Digital World & Next Gen Mental Health, Prof Heather Whalley, University of Edinburgh, Robin Flaig, Generation Scotland and Sarah Robertson, Generation Scotland, Mental Health Research within Generation Scotland: findings, future opportunities, rural accessibility & involving communities.

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