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Improving Services & Outcomes for People who Self Harm

Wed, 20 Mar 2024

Virtual, Online

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Recent research shows that there has been a sharp increase in the rate of self-harm, particularly for children and young people.

This conference focuses on improving services and outcomes for people who self harm, and implementing and monitoring adherence to the NEW NICE Guideline: Self-harm: assessment, management and preventing recurrence which was published on 7th September 2022.

In this conference, through case studies and expert advice we will explore how we can support people who self-harm by ensuring a compassionate approach, understanding the common causes and drivers, as well as developing safety plans with a path to recovery. With sessions dedicated to those working children in the education sector, this conference with explore the importance of early identification, how schools can improve their crisis support and the issue of self-harm amongst boys.

Only a minority of people who have self-harmed present to hospital services, but it remains one of the commonest reasons for hospital attendance. Some estimates suggest upwards of 200,000 presentations in England every year, mostly for self-poisoning. For some people, self-harm is a one-off episode but repetition is also common, with 20% of people repeating self-harm within a year.

NICE Guideline for Self-harm: assessment, management and preventing recurrence, September 2022

A recent national study reported that 7.3% of girls aged 11 to 16, and 3.6% of boys aged 11 to 16, had self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point. The figures for 17- to 19-year-olds were 21.5% for girls and 9.7% for boys. Self-harm can occur at any age, but there is evidence that there has been a recent increase in self-harm among young people in England.

NICE Guideline for Self-harm: assessment, management and preventing recurrence, September 2022

This conference will enable you to: 

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve services and outcomes for people who self-harm 

  • Reflect on the Lived Experience of a person who has self-harmed 

  • Learn from outstanding practice in the management of self-harm 

  • Update your knowledge on national developments including the Sept 2022 National NICE Guideline Self-harm: assessment, management and preventing recurrence 

  • Examine what an effective self harm pathway should look like? 

  • Ensure early identification and intervention in schools 

  • Develop your skills in ensuring a compassionate approach to self-harm 

  • Implementing & Monitoring Adherence to the New NICE Guideline for Self-Harm in Practice: Assessment & Treatment Intervention and Principles 

  • Understand how you can improve the response to self-harm in the emergency department 

  • Identify key strategies for involving and engaging families of people who self harm 

  • Ensure you are up to date with the latest evidence 

  • Develop strategies to support people to be safe after self harm 

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice 

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Speakers include:

Dr Phil Moore

Thrive - London's Suicide Prevention Group

Emma Nielsen

Researcher Self-Harm Research Group
University of Nottingham

Dr Nisha Balan

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
CAMHS Crisis team
Leicester Partnership NHS Trust

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 Carolyn Goodbody 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.

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