Suicide Prevention

Mental Health & Wellbeing Officer

We employ a MH&WB Officer covering North and South Lanarkshire, working to ensure the principles of Good Mental Health for All are embedded within the statutory and voluntary sector across Lanarkshire (Good Mental Health for All, NHS Scotland 2015).

To ensue that the needs of mental health service users – and their carers – are fully considered and represented at strategic levels within the integration of health and social care.

The MH&W Officer has a key role engaging with all support organisations for mental health throughout Lanarkshire.

A large part of this role is to support the local action plan for suicide prevention – coordinating the delivery of suicideTALK training to as wide an audience as possible and delivering safeTALK training to those interested in developing skills to assist people affected by suicidal thoughts and feelings.

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The Officer works across the county to raise awareness of mental health, mental wellbeing, and mental ill-health, and also participate and contribute to the Stigma Free Lanarkshire Programme.

To embed Rights for Life (www.rightsforlife.org) into all work streams; engage with key players, service users and carers to review and publish the next production of My Recovery Action Plan (MyRAP) self- help / self-management tool.

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