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Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives

Thursday 23 February 2017
The Studio, Birmingham

Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives
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-Over 200 suicide deaths per year now occur in patients under mental health crisis teams, three times as many as in-patients, according to a report by The University of Manchester"s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH), commissioned by HQIP as part of the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes…One third of patients under crisis resolution/home treatment (CRHT) who died by suicide had been using the service for less than a week, and a third had been discharged from hospital in the previous two weeks.” Making mental health care safer: Annual report and 20-year review, HQIP, 6 October. Source: 2016 http://research.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/cmhs/research/centreforsuicideprevention/nci/reports/2016-report.pdf

This conference focuses on Suicide Prevention and moving towards Zero Suicide as the ambition. Through national updates, practical case studies and extended focus sessions this conference will take an in depth look at the effectiveness of suicide interventions, the importance of effective early intervention and crisis aversion, the experiences of zero suicide collaboratives and programmes, preventing suicide in the community, and an extended focus on delivering effective crisis services and emergency response.

-Zero Suicide reflects a commitment by healthcare leaders to strive to make suicide a 'never event" so that not one person dies alone and in despair” Zero Suicide, An International Declaration for Better Healthcare, March 2016

-There is a strong sense now that the stigma of suicide can be overcome, that people can get through a suicidal crisis and that frontline staff have the skills to make a difference.” Professor Louis Appleby CBE Lead for the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England

-There is a long way to go if we are to reach the 'zero suicide" target for those engaged with mental health services announced by the Government earlier this year” Jane Powell, CEO, Campaign Against Living Miserably, CALM

-Suicide prevention is a complex public health challenge and will require close working between the different NHS and partner organisations… Local suicide prevention plans should also agree indicative targets and trajectories for the reduction in suicides, to support transparency and monitoring locally over the period…. It is expected that a significant majority of the total funding detailed in, this plan will contribute towards the objective to reduce suicides. In addition, a further amount of £25 million is being made available over this period to support suicide prevention specifically” Implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, NHS England July 2016

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