Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children
Friday 1 February 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
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“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
“NHS Trusts have been urged to encourage their staff to share patient information with family and other organisations, particularly a young person’s school when they are vulnerable to self-harm or suicide.”
Ged Flynn CEO PAPYRUS
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 implement the National Inquiry key recommendations, in line with the Five Year Forward View for improved young people’s mental health care.
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
• Improve competence, awareness and proactivity in responding to preventable young suicides
• Understand how you can work to increasing young people’s resilience & self-compassion
• Learn from experts working in reducing preventable suicides and save young lives
• 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
• Effectively provide postvention support to families and people effected by suicide
• 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
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