NSPA Conference 2019

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The NSPA’s 5th suicide prevention conference: 'Suicide prevention across the life course' will take place on Tuesday 5th February 2019 at the Kia Oval, London.

Keynote speaker: Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Minister for Suicide Prevention

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Plenary speakers:

Professor Louis Appleby, National Director for Mental Health in England and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester – Reflections on the national strategy

Suicide prevention with children and young people:

  • Professor Ellen Townsend, Professor of Psychology at the University of Nottingham – The risks and protective factors around suicide in children and young people
  • Clare Dickens, Senior Lecturer on Mental Health at the University of Wolverhampton – The University of Wolverhampton’s whole systems approach to suicide mitigation
  • Charley James speaking from her personal experience

Suicide prevention with people of working age:

  • Professor Nav Kapur, Head of Research at the Centre for Suicide Prevention at the University of Manchester – The risks and protective factors around suicide in people of working age
  • Xenia Koumi, Project Officer at the City of London Corporation – Working with businesses and the community to prevent suicide
  • Mark Montgomeryspeaking from his personal experience

Suicide prevention with older adults:

  • Professor David Owens, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds – The risks and protective factors around suicide in older adults
  • Jolie Goodman, Programme Manager for Empowerment & Later Life at the Mental Health Foundation – Standing Together: improving the emotional health and community connections of older people living in supported housing

Morning workshops:

Afternoon workshops:

Book your place at the conference via Eventbrite, and click here for our full programme. If you have any questions email: events@nspa.org.uk.