Preventing Suicide in Your Area: Delivering an Effective Local Approach

Confimed to Speak:

  • Helen Garnham, National Lead on Suicide Prevention, Public Health England
  • Rosie Ellis, Manager, National Suicide Prevention Alliance
  • Ian Stevens, Suicide Prevention Programme Manager, Network Rail
  • Oliver Chantler, Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager, Samaritans
  • Tim Woodhouse, Public Health Programme Manager, Kent County Council
  • Karen Lascelles, Suicide Prevention Lead Nurse, Oxford Health NHS FT
  • Jennifer Ness, Research Project Manager - Centre for Self-Harm & Suicide Prevention Research, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT
  • Keith Waters, Clinical Advisor for Suicide Prevention, East Midlands Health Science Network


13 people kill themselves every day in England, yet suicide is a preventable public health issue. The recent update of the cross-government Suicide Prevention Strategy highlights the need to further develop multi-agency suicide prevention plans in every local area. It also makes it clear that fostering a joined-up, multi-agency collaborative approach is essential to preventing suicide locally.

Join this Westminster Briefing event to learn how to better tackle this tragedy in your area through strategic planning and partnership working. You will have the unique opportunity to exchange cross-sector knowledge and take practical lessons back to your setting.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Update on the Government Suicide Strategy and its implementation
  • Developing and delivering your local multi-agency suicide prevention plan
  • Tailoring your plans to target key high risk groups
  • Reducing access to the means of suicide and tackling high frequency locations
  • Learning from innovative work underway across the country
  • What does an effective local suicide prevention strategy look like?

The Event: 

The morning session will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the steps you should be taking to improve suicide prevention locally

The afternoon session will explore good practice in suicide prevention and partnership working from across the country. The session will be highly interactive, and will provide you with practical guidance to take back and apply in your area.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs for dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who Should Attend?

Mental health professionals, CAMHS, public health teams, charities, schools, CCGs, Health and Wellbeing Boards, A&E departments, police services, suicide & self-harm specialists and anyone interested in preventing suicide locally.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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