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Also since the last update we have reached 96908 total users with the Prevent Suicide app and website. Remember you are not alone and all these people have been affected too. For more stats click here


If you need help now head to our Urgent Help page or you can find local services in your area here.



Free Training Sessions




Would you like to have more confidence to talk about suicide?

We are offering two free training sessions with Beth Wallace, Aberdeenshire Suicide Prevention Community Engagement Officer.

These sessions are open to ALL, but booking is required

For more information and to register please follow the links below:

Wednesday 15th February 2023 1:30pm at Old Mart Resource Centre, Maud.

Friday 17th February 2023 6pm at Foyer, 1 Kirk Street, Peterhead.



The Pittodrie Community Hub




Enjoy free hot food, drinks & activities!

Thursdays 1pm-4pm.

Please enter through the RDS reception.

Find out more here



The Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival


Make sure to give their page a follow to be first to find out about all the events that will be happening at the Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival in May.






Petal do some fantastic work across the country supporting those who have been bereaved by suicide. Support for those bereaved by suicide or ‘postvention’ is a vitally important part of suicide prevention.

If you or someone you know has been bereaved by suicide then reaching out for help can be hugely helpful.

Phone: 01698 324502





Men United SCIO Community in Peterhead



A fantastic and knowledgeable group and the support they offer each other and way they look out for each other and members of the community is incredible. Sandy and the team do some fantastic work and if you are a man in Aberdeenshire who feels they’re struggling or you’re worried about a man you know then we’d encourage you to reach out and learn more about what they do and how they can help you or a loved one.


Don’t man up, speak up.






Liam Yule from the SAMH north east Scotland Suicide Prevention team shared his thoughts on the impact of post pandemic life with many still struggling and feeling isolated.


Article: Lockdown is over but some Scots feel more isolated than ever



Supporting Your Child - A Guide for Parents



Talking to children and young people about suicide can be scary and sometimes separating fact from myth can be difficult but the link below from Papyrus offers a fantastic guide on why it is important to have these conversations and how we can go about starting them - Supporting Your Child - A Guide for Parents






Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life. Our resource includes:

  • What are the symptoms of depression?
  • What causes depression?
  • How can I look after myself?
  • How can loved ones help?
  • Useful contacts


For more info click here



Suicide - Living with your Thoughts



We live in fantastically vibrant multi cultural and multi lingual societies and it’s great to see SAMH investing in ensuring that many of the useful resources, including the ‘Suicide, Living with your thoughts’ are now available in other languages.


For more info click here



Christy's Story



Read Christy’s story in The Press and Journal using her own experiences to support others.

We’re lucky to have Christy as part of the NE Suicide Prevention Team and her work saw her train almost 3,000 people in suicide prevention in 2021 alone, an incredible amount!


Fantastic to see SAMH North East Police Division Moray Council NHS Grampian Aberdeen City Council Aberdeenshire Council work together with other partners to help save lives across the NE. Suicide prevention really is everyone’s business and we all have the potential to be kind and help someone in need.



Fraserburgh Fitba



Are you struggling with your mental health, having issues with drug or alcohol addiction or are you currently unemployed?


Why not pop along to Fraserburgh Fitba and have a kick around and a chat?

Every Tuesday


Kessock Park

All abilities welcome and it's FREE



Andy's Man Club



Great to have Andy's Man Club added to the peer support options we can access in the North East. Alex from the team was telling us that they also have a virtual group available which you can check out on their website if in person doesn't work for you. For more info click here.



Man Chat



Wray and his gang are back. They do some incredible work and have been fantastic throughout the pandemic. If you or someone you know is struggling then let them know about the value of a good blether and peer support.


Every Wednesday 7pm, @ The Gaelic Coffee Shop Aberdeen.