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Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children

This Conference is now Closed

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“Nearly half of 17-19 year-olds with a diagnosable mental health disorder has self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point, rising to 52.7% for young women”

Young Minds 2021

This Fifth National Conference which this year will be held virtually focuses on Saving Young Lives – Preventing Suicide in Children and Young People. By attending this one day conference you will hear from expert speakers on how your services can reduce preventable suicides and save young lives. Through national updates, case studies from multi-agency settings and lived experience insight, this conference aims to set the scene for progress already 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 reflect on suicide prevention in young people during Covid-19.

“Covid-19 has exposed fault lines in society where risk of suicide is also found - inequalities based on deprivation, ethnicity, disability and stigma. The restrictions that were necessary to tackle the pandemic have brought their own risks, especially for young people whose education and opportunities have been curtailed.”

Professor Louis Appleby CBE Preventing suicide in England: Fifth progress report 2021 

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 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
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Chair and Speakers Include:

Dr Jon Goldin

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Joint Specialty Lead PAMHS, Joint Training Programme Director, Mildred Creak Unit Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Christopher Fincken

Independent Member & Former Chair
UK Caldicott Guardian Council

Dr Jo Kent

Suicide Prevention Programme Lead
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership

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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