NSPA Conference 2019

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The NSPA’s 5th suicide prevention conference: 'Suicide prevention across the life course' took place on Tuesday 5th February 2019 at the Kia Oval, London.

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Over 250 people from across the public, private and voluntary sectors came together at for our conference ‘Suicide prevention across the life course’. It was a very busy day, and we’ve had some great feedback.

“Excellent conference! Powerful content and lots of information – very thought provoking. Thank you!”

Plenary speakers:

  • Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Minister for Suicide Prevention – Government action on suicide prevention
  • Professor Louis Appleby, National Director for Mental Health in England and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester – Reflections on the national strategy
  • Professor Ellen Townsend, Professor of Psychology at the University of Nottingham – The risks and protective factors around suicide in children and young people
  • Clare Dickens, Senior Lecturer on Mental Health at the University of Wolverhampton – The University of Wolverhampton’s whole systems approach to suicide mitigation
  • Charley James speaking from her personal experience
  • Professor Nav Kapur, Head of Research at the Centre for Suicide Prevention at the University of Manchester – The risks and protective factors around suicide in people of working age
  • Xenia Koumi, Project Officer at the City of London Corporation – Working with businesses and the community to prevent suicide
  • Professor David Owens, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds – The risks and protective factors around suicide in older adults
  • Jolie Goodman, Programme Manager for Empowerment & Later Life at the Mental Health Foundation – Standing Together: improving the emotional health and community connections of older people living in supported housing
  • Robert Peacock, Time to Change Champion – speaking from his personal experience


Click here to read the full programme.