Suicide Prevention: Developing Your Local Approach

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Suicide is a major but not inevitable public health issue. The cross-government Suicide Prevention Strategy highlights the need to develop an local action plan and for partnership working to support those at risk. How can you develop your community approach to prevention and overcome the challenges you may still be facing in reducing the prevalence of suicide?

Attend this Westminster Briefing event to explore how to improve your local suicide prevention strategy through multi-agency working, data collection and targeted support. The day will be an excellent opportunity to learn from your peers from across the country and develop your local approach.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

Update on the Government Suicide Strategy and its implementation
Promoting early intervention, resilience & access to mental health support
What does an effective local suicide prevention strategy look like?
Overcoming the barriers to a joined-up approach in your area
The role of LAs, HWBs & CCGs in developing a coordinated local strategy
‘Suicide Audits’: collating & sharing data to inform your approach
Learning from innovative working underway across the country

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Event Details

Date/Time Date(s) - 22/09/2016
11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Event to take place in Central London (Zone 1, exact venue TBC)

The morning session will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the key challenges in preventing suicide at a local level.

The afternoon session will ask what can be learnt from exemplary local partnerships and strategies. How can different agencies, commissioners & charities work together and tailor the mental health support available? The session will be highly interactive and will encourage best practice sharing.

For registration enquiries please contact: or call 0207 593 5657.

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