NSPA Conference 2021: Suicide prevention in a changing world

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Tickets are now available for the NSPA's online annual conference,' Suicide prevention in a changing world', Thursday 28th January 2021

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The NSPA annual conference brings together our network of individuals and organisations with a professional and personal interest in suicide prevention to share the latest knowledge and information, promote collaboration, encourage engagement with those with lived experience, and raise awareness of issues relating to suicide.

This year’s conference will include plenary talks on: the national strategy and the impact of Covid-19; lessons learned from waves 1-3 of NHS England suicide prevention funding; national progress on real time suicide surveillance; and national and local work to reduce online harms.

Plenary speakers will include:

  • Nadine Dorries MP, Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health), tbc
  • Professor Louis Appleby Chair, National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group
  • Tammy Coles, Head of Mental Health Delivery, Public Health England & Barney Thorne, Suicide Prevention Lead, Leicester Police 
  • Jay Nairn, Senior Programme Manager – Mental Health, NHS England 
  • Lydia Grace, Online Harms Programme Manager, Samaritans, Hayley Martin, Health Improvement Principal, Public Health, East Sussex Council and Dr Ian Marsh, Suicide-Safer Project Lead & Reader, School of Allied and Public Health Professions, Canterbury Christ Church University

Morning workshops:

  • Stepping Back Safely: Involving carers and family members in support and safety planning – Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • Self-harm: A study into the drivers, function and method – Harmless CIC
  • Delivering suicide prevention work virtually during the pandemic: results from our evaluation on working with men in crisis – James’ Place
  • Speak Their Name: Peer support in the creation of the Greater Manchester Suicide Memorial Quilt – Greater Manchester Health and Social Care

Afternoon workshops:

  • Approaches to including and involving diverse lived experience voices in suicide prevention – NSPA
  • Exposing (and reducing) the link between domestic abuse and suicide – Kent and Medway Suicide Prevention Team
  • ‘Warning Signs’ – reaching out to middle aged men: How to design and implement a successful campaign using a social marketing approach – Sussex Health and Care Partnership
  • Bereavement support: Considering the essential elements of a practical postvention service – The Tomorrow Project

A full programme of the event will be available shortly.

The conference will be held online.

Tickets cost £60 +VAT.  NSPA members get discounted tickets.

Timings: 10am – 4pm

If you have any questions, do check our FAQ’s page first.

All NSPA members receive a discount code for our conference. Visit our members page to learn more about becoming a member and to sign up.