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Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children

Monday 20 Jan 2020

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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By attending this one day conference you will hear from expert speakers on how your service 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. 

“Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds worldwide counting for 8% of all deaths In the UK, suicide is the leading cause of death in young people, accounting for 14% of deaths in 10-19 year olds and 21% of deaths in 20-34 year olds”

Suicide by children and young people, National Confidential Inquiry “

“In 2018, there were 6,507 suicides registered in the UK, an age-standardised rate of 11.2 deaths per 100,000 population; the latest rate is significantly higher than that in 2017 and represents the first increase since 2013.”

Office of National Statistics September 2019

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 2019 NICE recommendations.

Benefits of attending. 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
  • Reflect on the lived experience
  • 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 how we can reduce Suicide for children and young people with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • 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

Dr Girish Vaidya

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

James Downs

Young Adult with Lived Experience

Prof Prathiba Chitsabesan

Associate National Clinical Director for Children & Young Peoples’s Mental Health and Chair of CRG
NHS England and NHS Improvement

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment 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, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, 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 face to face 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 katiej@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

De Vere West One is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
De Vere West One is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

NHS, Social Care, Private Healthcare Organisations & Universities



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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