The NSPA’s third suicide prevention conference Suicide prevention: the changing conversation was held on Tuesday 7 February 2017 at The Kia Oval in London.
The 2017 conference focused on looking at how the conversation around suicide has changed and its increasing political and public profile.
Secretary of State’s video message to delegates.
- Professor Louis Appleby, Chair, National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group
- Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Chair, West Midlands Mental Health Commission
- Malcolm Rae OBE, Trustee Chair, State of Mind, Dr Phil Cooper, Trustee Secretary, State of Mind, and Danny Sculthorpe, Trustee, State of Mind
- Professor Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England
- Cllr Richard Kemp, Deputy Chair of the Community Wellbeing Board, Local Government Association
- Pat Nicholl, Mental Wellbeing Lead, Champs Public Health Collaborative
- Miranda Frost, Founder & former CEO, Grassroots Suicide Prevention
- David Crepaz-Kay, Head of Empowerment & Social Inclusion, Mental Health Foundation
- Helen Garnham, National Programme Manager Public Mental Health, Public Health England
Breakout sessions were delivered on the following topics:
- Local suicide prevention planning
- Suicide in autism
- Local suicide prevention initiatives
- Services and Trusts Integrating To improve Care in self Harm
- Learning from child suicides
- Making sense of national and local data
- Exploring the use of the internet in relation to suicidal behaviour
- Talking about suicide on HOPELineUK
- Delivering a suicide bereavement liaison service