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Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee

Tuesday 23 April 2024 10:00 AM


1. Public petitions: PE01787 The Committee will consider the following continued petition— The use of Makaton sign language in the legal system. 2. Suicide Prevention in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from— Rob Gowans, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE); Neil Mathers, Executive Director, Samaritans Scotland; John Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, The Canmore Trust; Dan Farthing, Head of Suicide Prevention, Scottish Action for Mental Health (SAMH); Jason Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Men's Sheds Association; Rebecca Hoffman, National Policy Lead, LGBT Health and Wellbeing; Aidan Mitchell, Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Change Mental Health; Dr Richmond Davies, Head of Public Health Analytics and Intelligence, Public Health Scotland. 3. Suicide Prevention in Scotland (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence it heard under agenda item 2.

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