A FIFE MSP has given her backing to a suicide prevention campaign which launched this week.

Claire Baker popped into Kelty Library, which is one of a number of venues across the Kingdom with information stalls focusing on the emotional effects of the cost-of-living crisis as part of an initiative being led by the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership.

The Labour politician heard about the service the Samaritans can offer to anyone who might need support.

She said: “I was keen to support Fife Health and Social Care Partnership's campaign as I know that individuals and families are facing a time of uncertainty and are being forced to make difficult decisions due to the cost-of-living crisis.

"Volunteers at Samaritans are specially trained to listen to anyone who needs to talk about anything that is troubling, and I would urge them to get in touch and seek support.”

Anyone can contact Samaritans day or night free on 116 123.