Video & Audio

 

The videos and podcasts featured on this page can help you when you're struggling.

 

 

I Had a Black Dog, His Name Was Depression

 

helps highlight the importance of speaking up and seeking help if you’re having a rough time.

 

To watch the video click here

 

 

Ask, Tell, Save a Life!

 

We all have moments when we struggle, we all can help each other through those moments.

 

To watch the video click here

 

 

Suicide Prevention Q&A

 

Our Suicide Prevention Manager, Liam Yule, answers your questions on how to help someone you’re worried about, stigma and living with suicidal thoughts.

 

Watch the full video here

 

 

See Me Scotland

 

Working to reduce Stigma is an important element in suicide prevention so we are delighted to see the new campaign launched by our partners See Me Scotland .

 

Check out the video here

 

 

Unearthing Farming Lives

 

A fantastic and moving video developed by NFU Scotland and Samaritans Scotland Robert Gordon University and Live Life Aberdeenshire highlights the incredible pressures and challenges our local farmers face. Take time to watch the video and look out for those you care about and know in the industry. No matter how tough someone may appear on the outside, we often don’t know how they are feeling on the inside until we have that conversation.

 

To watch it now, click here.

 

 

How Sleep Affects Your Emotions

 

People often tell us that broken (or no) sleep impacts on their mental wellbeing and resilience. Here's a short TED talk explaining why that might be.

 

To watch it now, click here.

 

 

Reducing Stigma

 

Aberdeen born Professional Skateboarder John Rattray lost his sister to Suicide in 2011 and in 2019 a friend and fellow skateboarder also took their life. John has been active in trying to encourage conversation and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide.

John and a hardy group of friends have undertaken a number of fundraising and awareness raising trips across the US and more recently Scotland.

 

See the video here

 

 

Child & Adolescent Mental Health

 

NHS Grampian went live in May 2020 with Dr Lynne Taylor, the clinical director of the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service in Grampian. If you missed it, you can watch it again on YouTube

 

 

3 Dads Walking

 

Mike, Andy and Tim are Three Dads Walking and have been campaigning to raise awareness of suicide following the tragic deaths of their teenage daughters. They were interviewed on BBC breakfast and we'd recommend having a watch on the link below.

 

We think they explained brilliantly why talking about suicide is so important and how it really does save lives

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-59021191

 

 

See Me Scotland

 

Working to reduce Stigma is an important element in suicide prevention so we are delighted to see the new campaign launched by our partners See Me Scotland .

Check out the video here

#SeeMeSeeUs

 

 

Suicide Prevention Podcast

 

Aberdeenshire Council's latest podcast has a feature on suicide prevention.

 

Social Movement Development Manager, Kirstie Cusick, joined Mitch Robertson, the council’s Health Promotion Officer and Louise Penfold, Suicide Prevention Development Officer for North East Scotland (Suicide Prevention - North East Scotland), to discuss the subject of suicide and offer support, guidance, assurance and information for listeners.

 

To access the podcast series, click here.