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Towards Zero Suicide: Preventing Suicide, Saving Lives

Friday 14 December 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Follow the conference on Twitter #zerosuicide

“The latest UK suicide figures show that on average just under 6,000 people take their own lives every year.” Ruth Sutherland Chief Executive of Samaritans August 2018

“The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health set out clear recommendations on suicide prevention and reduction, and made a commitment to reduce suicides by 10% nationally by 2020/21. Alongside this, Secretary of State announced a zero suicide ambition for mental health inpatients in January of this year.” NHS England 2018

“Zero Suicide reflects a commitment by healthcare leaders to strive to make suicide a ‘never event’ so that not one person dies alone and in despair” Zero Suicide, An International Declaration for Better Healthcare

“Suicide is complex. No one individual, organisation or factor is responsible and many people who take their own lives will not be in contact with mental health services. The bigger issue is the public health issue. Many government departments are spending money on areas that relate to suicide prevention. We need this issue to be higher up the agenda in all policy work. There’s a level of ignorance where people somehow believe that suicide is inevitable. All the evidence is that it is preventable. But there’s a need for more strategy, more visibility and more accountability for suicide prevention at a local and national level. We need to understand the good work that is being done and what best practice is so that it can be shared.” Ruth Sutherland Chief Executive Samaritans

This conference will provide you with national updates and practical case studies aimed at delivering the national ambition of zero suicide. Throughout the day you will take an in depth look at the effectiveness of suicide interventions, the importance of early intervention and crisis aversion.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to save lives through suicide prevention  
  • Learn from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health
  • Understand the practicalities of setting the ambition at zero
  • Reflect on national developments and learning
  • Learn from outstanding practice in delivering a zero suicide programme
  • Develop your skills in suicide mitigation
  • Understand how you can improve collaborative working across organisations to deliver zero suicide
  • Identify key strategies for delivering suicide surveillance and postvention support
  • Ensure effective investigation, review and learning from Suicide deaths
  • Self-assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague

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