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Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children

Tue, 30 Apr 2024

Virtual, Online

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This Eighth 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.

This conference will cover The Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2023 report and will feature a speaker who worked on the final report. The conference will also use case studies to demonstrate interventions that work in health, schools, universities and multi-agency settings. The conference will examine adherence to Caldicott Principles of information sharing, as well as digital wellness and the potential impact of the Online Safety Bill.

“Today’s report shows the continued unprecedented pressures faced by young people and reflects the increased demand for NHS children’s mental health services. It is vital that any child or young person struggling, or their family, reaches out for help so they can get the care they need.”

Claire Murdoch, NHS Mental Health Director, November 2023

“According to data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), analysed by Young Minds, suicide rates among young people aged 15-19 in England rose by 35 per cent from 2020 to 2021. In 2020, 147 young people aged 15- 19 in England took their own lives. This rose to 198 in 2021. This is the highest number in over 30 years.”

YoungMinds 2023

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 and target service improvement and interventions

  • Reflect on the lived experience

  • Understand the impact of viewing online self-harm and suicide content has on individuals

  • Implement a preventative approach to treating young people in CAMHS services

  • 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 LGBTQ+ young people

  • Developing your skills in supporting children and young people in crisis

  • Understand how we can better support bereaved relatives and families

  • Improve information sharing to support suicide prevention in young people

  • 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

Speakers include:

Dr Phil Moore

Thrive - London's Suicide Prevention Group

Dr Esther Sabel

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
CAMHS Crisis Team
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Ainsley McGoldrick

Senior Educational Psychologist
East Renfrewshire Educational Psychology Service
East Renfrewshire Council

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 Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual 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.

Also of Interest

Supporting Organisations

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