13 Jun 2018
Matt Forde, national head for NSPCC Scotland said: “We know that many young people across Scotland are so overwhelmed by their problems they have considered taking their own lives. Last year alone, our Childline service carried out more than 1,000 counselling sessions young people from Scotland who contacted us for help over suicidal feelings.
“This is why improved services and support for young people in Scotland are absolutely vital. We must discover why so many feel so isolated and ensure they get the right help swiftly before these issues snowball into suicidal feelings or even attempts to end their lives.”