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Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children

This Conference is now Closed

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“We must remain alert to emerging risk factors for suicide but also recognise how known risk factors may be exacerbated—and existing trends and inequalities entrenched—by the pandemic… although suicide in young people is relatively rare, rates have been rising in 10-24 year olds since 2010.”

Trends in suicide during the covid-19 pandemic, The BMJ, November 2020

Chaired by Dr Jon Goldin, Consultant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, and Vice Chair, Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists this Fourth National conference focuses on Saving Young Lives – Preventing Suicide in Children and Young People. Through national updates, case studies from multi-agency settings and lived experience insight, this conference will look at progress being made and what needs to change to improve resilience, wellbeing, mental health support and effectively prevent suicide in children and young people. The conference will use case studies to demonstrate interventions that work in health, schools, universities and multi-agency settings. The conference will examine implementation of the self harm and suicide prevention competence framework for children and young people and will also discuss offering tailored support to families bereaved by suicide in line with the NICE recommendations. 

Why attend?
This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve services, practice and treatment to reduce preventable suicides and save young lives.
  • Discuss the national data and evidence base currently on young suicides, and use this to direct service improvement and interventions 
  • Reflect on the lived experience
  • Understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and how we can support children and young people through and beyond Covid-19
  • Implement the Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention Competence Framework for Children & Young People 
  • Understand how you can work to increasing young people’s resilience & self-compassion
  • Improving information sharing to to prevent suicide in young people & children
  • Deliver effective multi- agency working to support “high risk” young people 
  • Reflect on the relationship between suicide and self harm 
  • Work in innovative ways with schools to improve support and wellbeing 
  • Identify key strategies for improving access to services for high risk groups such as university students and LBGT young people
  • Developing your skills in supporting children and young people in crisis
  • Understand how we can better support bereaved relatives and families 
  • Understand how the national ambition for zero suicide applies to CAMHS
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Chair and Speakers Include:

Dr Ananta Dave

Medical Director & Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Jon Goldin

Vice Chair
Child and Adolescent Faculty
Royal College of Psychiatrists

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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