In 2002, the Scottish Executive launched Choose Life, a ten year national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland. The strategy includes a target to reduce suicide by 20% by 2013 and progress towards this target can be viewed in the statistics section of the website.

Choose Life sets out a framework to ensure that action is taken nationally and locally to build skills, develop training, encourage people to seek help early, improve knowledge and awareness of ‘what works’ to prevent suicide, and to encourage partnership working and improved co-ordination between services.

Our website aims to be a central portal of information about suicide prevention in Scotland – do please help us keep others informed of developments and let us know how useful you found our site.

Suicide. Don’t Hide it. Talk about it.


Wallace day pictures taken by our very own westender..


The SSPCA Race night is coming on Saturday 4th October in a fabulous we place called the Wallace Bowling club in Elderslie 7.30pm for 8pm start with cheap drink. If you haven’t already been then its a fun night with prizes, excitment and a lot of shouting at a screen and at other tables!!!

A small entry fee on the night and if would like to buy a wee horse then let me know they are £5  and the sooner you let me know the better as the horses go fast!!!!

submitted by Mhairi Heron.