Police Scotland is backing a new national approach to preventing suicide, launched to coincide with #WorldSuicidePreventionDay.

Researched, designed and led by the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group, United to Prevent Suicide encourages us all to talk, and listen, more, to each other, and offer assistance to anyone in need, with the belief that every one of us has a part to play in preventing suicide.

Police Scotland

The strategy, which heard from people with lived experience of suicide and attempted suicide, aims to make Scotland the most supportive country in the world.

Police Scotland is represented on the group by Chief Superintendent David Duncan, Safer Communities Divisional Commander. He’s pictured with Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie (Partnerships, Prevention and Community Wellbeing) adding their support to the #UnitedToPreventSuicide movement.

You can find out more and sign up to the pledge at unitedtopreventsuicide.org.uk.