NSPA Conference 2017

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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.

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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.

Speakers included:

  • 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