Suicide Prevention Conference: Reaching those at most risk
“Death by suicide is never inevitable, but for a person who is overwhelmed by feelings and events that appear insurmountable, it can seem like the only answer.” – Public Health England
The suicide rate in Britain fell by 4.7% in 2016, the third consecutive annual reduction. Despite this positive step, more work is needed in order to meet the Mental Health Taskforce’s target of reducing the rate by 10% by 2020.
According to the Office for National Statistics, three quarters of all suicide cases are male with middle aged men constituting the most at risk group. While those in the care of the mental health services are also at high risk, Public Health England reports that people who die from suicide are “usually not in contact with health services and often push through in silence”.
The Health Select Committee has labelled the Government’s National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England “essentially sound” but called for more funding and a greater focus on practical implementation. The committee reported in March 2017 that “there needs to be a joined-up approach to … reaching those who are unlikely to access the traditional services, particularly men”.
Join us for the Suicide Prevention Conference where expert speakers from NHS, social care and the charity sector will explain what more can be done to support those at risk of taking their own life.
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Who should attend?
Health Visitors, Midwives, Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Children’s Centre Staff, Outreach Workers, Housing Staff and Housing Association Staff, General Practitioners and Practice Staff, Teachers and Student Support Services, Connexions Advisors, Probation and Prison Staff, Health Staff in Young Offender Institutions, Substance Misuse workers, Police Officers/Police Community Support Workers, Veteran Support Services, Immigration Services. Agents of Landlords, Mental Health Workers, Homeless Services, Railway Staff, Youth Offending Services, Infant Feeding Workers, Breastfeeding Volunteers. Fostering and Adoption Agencies.