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Suicide Bereavement UK conference
Wed 27 September 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
Manchester’s 6th International Suicide Bereavement Conference
We are thrilled to announce that we have 16 speakers presenting at the annual suicide bereavement conference, covering a wide range of issues directly associated with suicide bereavement.
We have speakers from the USA, Germany, Republic of Ireland and UK. Names of some of the speakers include
- Dr. Julie Cerel, President of the American Association of Suicidology
- Professor Nav Kapur, The University of Manchester, UK
- Andrea Walraven-Thissen, Germany
- Dr. Wesley O’Brien, Republic of Ireland
- Dr. Sharon McDonnell, Suicide Bereavement UK
- Dr. Alys Cole-King, Connecting With People, UK
- Angela Samata, UK
Topics covered during the conference include
- Postvention in the USA
- Self harm
- Suicide and religious beliefs
- Suicide in prisons
- Police peer support
- Substance misuse and suicide
- The major contribution Winston Churchill Memorial Trust have made to postvention
- The importance of physical exercise and wellbeing
- Suicide prevention and compassion
- Key research due to be launched
- BBC Bafta nominated TV documentary ‘Life After Suicide’ etc
Providing better care to those bereaved or affected by suicide is a key objective for the Suicide Prevention Strategy (DH,2012) This conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to meet experts both nationally and internationally in this newly developing field.
You will be required to choose one of the following workshops when you register to attend.
workshop 1: Suicide in Prison: Behind the Statistics
workshop 2: Working with Suicide: A Caribbean Pastoral Approach
workshop 3: Drugs, Suicide and Me - A New Definition of Self
workshop 4: Lived Experience…Not Just A One Way Street
workshop 5: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: A Suicide Prevention Advocate
workshop 6: Peer Support for Professionals: A Police Perspective
workshop 7: The Role of the Critical Incident Manager
Who should attend?
This event is suitable for those who come into contact with those bereaved or affected by suicide, examples might include:
- Policy makers
- Those who specialise in suicide prevention
- Those developing/implementing a postvention service
- Front line staff
- Public Health
- Clinicians, social workers, teachers, occupational health, prison staff, clergy etc.
- Those responsible for implementing the suicide prevention strategy,
- Third sector etc
Please note this event is always over-subscribed, so you will need to register asap to avoid disappointment.