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Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children

Monday 23 April 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Preventing Suicide in Young People & Children
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“Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year olds worldwide accounting for 8% of all deaths In the UK, suicide is the leading cause of death inyoung 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 July 2017

The ‘Suicide by children and young people, National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH)’ published in July 2017 by the University of Manchester highlights that:

  • “Suicide prevention in children and young people is a role shared by front-line agencies; they need to improve access, collaboration and risk management skills. A later, more flexible transition to adult services would be more consistent with our finding of antecedents across the age range.”
  • “Suicide in young people is rarely caused by one thing; it usually follows a combination of previous vulnerability and recent events.”
  • “The stresses we have identified before suicide are common in young people; most come through them without serious harm.”
  • “Important themes for suicide prevention are support for or management of family factors (e.g. mental illness, physical illness, or substance misuse), childhood abuse, bullying, physical health, social isolation, mental ill-health and alcohol or drug misuse.”
  • “Specific actions are needed on groups we have highlighted: (1) support for young people who are bereaved, especially by suicide (2) greater priority for mental health in colleges and universities (3) housing and mental health care for looked after children (4) mental health support for LGBT young people.”
  • “Further efforts are needed to remove information on suicide methods from the internet; and to encourage online safety, especially for under 20s.”
  • “Services which respond to self-harm are key to suicide prevention in children and young people, and should work with services for alcohol and drug misuse, factors that are linked to subsequent suicide”

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 personal story 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 of bereavement by young suicide
  • Develop your skills and improve competence, awareness and proactivity in responding  to preventable young suicides
  • learn from current best practice in reducing preventable suicides and save young lives
  • Learn from experts working in reducing preventable suicides and save young lives
  • Learn from established practice improving access to services for high risk groups
  • Understand how to work with young people and carers who are engaging with mental services for high risk groups of Young People
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

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