The NSPA’s 6th suicide prevention conference: 'Suicide prevention: from community to clinician' took place on Tuesday 28th January at the Kia Oval, London.
Over 300 people came together to network, learn and share at our annual conference ‘Suicide prevention: from community to clinician’ this year.
“I thought the day was excellent, I loved hearing from those affected by suicide bravely talking about their stories and how they influence change in services .”
Nadine Dorries MP, Minister for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety. Talking via video message to the conference about progress against national strategy and ministerial priorities.
Plenary speakers included:
- Steve Gilbert, Serious Mental Illness Living Experience Consultant
- Professor Louis Appleby, National Director for Mental Health in England and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester
- Jacqui Morrissey, Assistant Director, Research & Influencing, Samaritans
- Jim McManus, Vice President, Association of Directors of Public Health
- Gregor Henderson, Public Health Strategic Advisor, Public Health England and Chair of National Suicide Prevention Strategy Delivery Group
- Mark Thomas, Group Manager, Prevention, Community Risk Management Merseyside Fire and Rescue
- Phil Ainsworth, Public Health Senior Practitioner, Barnsley Council
- David Mosse, Professor of Social Anthropology, SOAS; Chair, Haringey Suicide Prevention Group
- Preventing suicide in public places: Re framing and Re energising suicide prevention on the Sussex coast using design methods, East Sussex County Council and Design Council
- Children and young people: Working with schools to implement suicide prevention activities, Norfolk County Council
- Self-harm: Self harm in high risk groups and suicide prevention, recent evidence from the Multicentre study of self-harm England, University of Manchester and Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Involving those with lived experience: Patient and Public Involvement in a PHD research project exploring self-harm in older adults, Keele University
- Bereavement Support: Setting up and delivering a local suicide bereavement service, Lifecraft
- Multi-agency working: Building a network, establishing successful multi-agency partnership working to support cross-system delivery of suicide prevention plans, North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network
- Preventing suicide in public places: The art of the possible – Partnership working to make public/commercial spaces safer, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford Samaritans and Landsec
- Children and young people: Practise Hope – bringing about a culture change in primary care practices to help 10-25 year olds with thoughts of suicide of self harm, Olly’s Future and Health Education England (Kent, Surrey and Sussex)
- Self-harm: Role of the general practitioner in the management of self harm behaviour in primary care, Keele University
- Involving those with lived experience: Exploring ways to communicate with men using creative, arts based story telling and lived experience, Coventry City Council, South Warwickshire CCG and Warwickshire County Council
- Bereavement Support: Delivering an NHS-led bereavement support service, Support After Suicide Partnership and South West London Health & Care Partnership
- Multi-agency working: Suicide prevention across an integrated care system, Barnsley Council and Health and Care working Together in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS
Click here to read the full programme.