Suicide prevention: the changing conversation
Each year, more than 6,000 people take their lives in the UK. The male suicide rate is at its highest since 2001, and more middle aged men are taking their own lives than in the last thirty years. This has to stop.
Suicide is not just a tragedy for the person who loses their life. It also shatters the lives of those left behind – families, friends and communities. For every life lost to suicide, it is estimated that at least six people are deeply affected, but there is not a simple formula for reducing suicide. The risk factors are wide ranging and complex. Suicidal feelings and behaviour usually result from multiple issues in someone’s life and can be related to many different factors including demographics, social issues, settings or times of crisis. We will only save more lives if all parts of society work together to tackle the problem.
The NSPA conference will bring together professionals, practitioners and people with lived experience of suicide from across the public, private and voluntary sectors to share learning, debate the issues and work together. You will hear from leading experts in the field with sessions showcasing good practice, innovative work and the latest research in suicide prevention and related areas themed around the aims of the NSPA’s strategy.
Go to www.nspa.org.uk for programme information and event details.
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