NSPA Conference 2016

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The NSPA’s second suicide prevention conference Empowering Communities through Collaboration was held on Tuesday 2nd  February at The Kia Oval in London.

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The NSPA believes in engaging the whole of society in suicide prevention and the 2016 conference focused on empowering local action and collaboration to achieve this.

Speakers included:

  • Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for Community & Social Care
  • Professor Louis Appleby CBE, Chair, National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group
  • Heather Stokes, Vice President, Strategic Development, LivingWorks International
  • Gregor Henderson, National Lead Wellbeing & Public Mental Health, Public Health England
  • Jonny Benjamin, Mental Health Campaigner

Delegates were provided with the latest information on a wide range of initiatives, including:

  • Zero Suicide: experiences from two pilot sites
  • Men’s Sheds: A community suicide prevention programme
  • Suicide bereavement services
  • Suicide Safer Communities
  • Reducing suicide on the railway
  • Suicide Liaison Services
  • Services and Trusts Integrating To improve Care in self Harm
  • Risk and resilience: identifying and supporting men
  • Suicide and the media
  • Suicide and offenders