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Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives

Tuesday 15 March 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives

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“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

“Every person lost to suicide is a tragedy, for their loved ones, their colleagues, and society as a whole. I am very concerned to see the latest figures showing a rise in suicide rates in England... With the latest challenges now becoming clear, I am calling on services, communities, and national agencies, to be more ambitious than ever before about suicide prevention. I want us to tackle, once and for all, the still widespread assumption that suicides are inevitable. Suicide is not inevitable for people in crisis – good care can make the vital difference for people who are suicidal. Three areas have this vision already and are doing incredible things to improve and importantly save lives. I want every part of the country to be just as ambitious.” Preventing suicide in England: Two years on, February 2015

“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, 2015

This conference focuses on Suicide Prevention and moving towards Zero Suicide as the ambition.  Through national updates, practical case studies and extended focus sessions the 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 male suicide, and an extended focus on delivering effective crisis services and emergency response. 

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