Presentations from NSPA Conference 2018

Narrow divider

Please click on the titles to view presentations

Morning plenary

Reflections on the national strategy: an important year for suicide prevention

Professor Louis Appleby, Chair, National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group

Suicide Prevention: the importance of psychological factors

Professor Rory O’Connor, Director of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, University of Glasgow

Morning workshops

1 DB:     How to set up and run a real-time suicide surveillance system

1 DL:     New approaches to suicide prevention in probation settings: practice and research perspectives

1 ES:     Men and suicide: reaching high risk groups beyond healthcare settings

1 IR:     Local suicide prevention plans and opportunities for sector led improvement

The workshop agenda is here.

1 JM:    Preventing student suicide in higher education institutions: opportunities and obstacles to successful suicide prevention

1 PR:    Peer support in crisis and postvention

Handouts: an overview of The Place of Calm, overview of Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service, summary of evaluation of Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service

Midday plenary

BT -The role of employers: experiences of suicide prevention in the workplace

Dr Paul Litchfield, Chief Medical Officer, BT Group plc

Mates in Mind- The role of employers: experiences of suicide prevention in the workplace

Joscelyne Shaw, Executive Director, Mates in Mind (mental health and wellbeing in construction)

Engagement of people with personal experience of suicide – the Australian model

Bronwen Edwards, Founder and CEO, Roses in the Ocean

Government action on suicide prevention (no presentation slides used)

Secretary State for Health and Social Care, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

Afternoon workshops

2 DB:     Effective evaluation

2 DL:      Effective bereavement support: the vital role of multi-agency working

2 IR:       Self harm, the missing link in suicide prevention (this presentation is not available for public viewing)

2 JM:     Suicide prevention in the workplace

2 PR:      Empowering and enabling people with lived experience to use their voice

Plenary Panel Discussion

The missing ingredient: moving from a local suicide prevention plan to an effective local plan (no slides used)