In recent months I have been welcomed to the meetings of Choose Life Prevent Suicide North East Scotland, where it has been incredibly encouraging to see the work being done to address such an important subject.
The key focus for the group at this time of year is ensuring awareness of the help available over the festive period and as a Council we are committed to supporting that.
I hope you have all received information that was cascaded by email recently but I thought it was worth repeating through my blog.
If you or anyone you know needs support, please don’t think twice about making that call or seeking out the information that’s available.
Whether by calling the Samaritans (116 123), Breathing Space (0800 838587) or through the Prevent Suicide North East Scotland app (available through app stores or via www.preventsuicideapp.com) there is help available.
Christmas and New Year can be a very difficult time for so many people and Choose Life have a very important message that hopefully we can all take on board: Be kind to each other and yourself.