Presentations

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Plenary morning

Reflections on the national strategy: where are we now
Professor Louis Appleby, Chair, National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group

The Pursuit of Zero Suicide
Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP for North Norfolk, Chair, West Midlands Mental Health Commission

Morning Breakout sessions
1a) Local suicide prevention planning
1b) Suicide in autism
1c) Barbertalk: Torbay Public Health and local barbers working in partnership to prevent suicide
1d) Service and Trusts Integrating to improve Care in Self Harm (STITCH): progress one year on
First presentation
Second presentation
1e) Learning from child suicides

Plenary mid-day

Using sport to engage with hard to reach groups
State of Mind – lessons learnt from sport
Malcolm Rae OBE, Trustee Chair, State of Mind
Dr Phil Cooper, Trustee Secretary, State of Mind
Danny Sculthorpe, Trustee, State of Mind

Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and what it means for suicide prevention
Professor Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England

Afternoon Breakout sessions
2a) Making sense of national and local data
2b) Exploring the use of the internet in relation to suicidal behaviour: identifying priorities for prevention
2c) Talking about suicide on HOPELineUK, and our wider role in shattering the stigma
2d) Support after a suicide: delivering a suicide bereavement liaison service
2e) ‘Don’t flush your life away’ – a local partnership communications campaign aimed at preventing male suicides

Plenary afternoon

Suicide prevention plans: A council perspective
Cllr Richard Kemp, Deputy Chair of the Community Wellbeing Board, Local Government Association