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Saturday 24 March 2018
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Suicide Prevention - Working Together 2018   

Friday 16th March 2018, Pride Park Stadium, Derby

DCFC Stadium

We are pleased to invite you to the ‘Working Together Conference’ hosted by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and community partners. This conference aims to highlight why partnership working across communities, healthcare services, voluntary sector and with individuals is fundamental to suicide prevention.

In addition to mental illness, psychological and social determinants such as family, community support and resilience have been associated with suicide. Keynote speakers will address the importance of such precipitants and protective factors in relation to suicide preventative strategies.

Self-harm behaviours are also an indication of increased risk for suicide. This conference will provide an insight in to the relationship between self-harm and suicide. It will also explore how research produced from the Multicentre Study of Self-Harm in England is used to inform National approaches and support best placed to address the factors underlying thoughts to self-harm and suicide.



The conference is for anyone working with people who may experience suicidal thoughts or self-harm e.g. healthcare workers, researchers, service providers, policy makers, volunteers, police.  


Keynote Speakers:  

Helen Garnham – National Programme Manager for Public Mental Health, Public Health England
Professor Rory O’Connor - Director, Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, University of Glasgow
Professor Keith Hawton - Director, Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford
Professor Nav Kapur – Head of Research, Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester
Professor Ellen Townsend –Self-Harm Research Group (SHRG), University of Nottingham
Dr Alan Johnston - Consultant Psychiatrist and Suicide Prevention Strategy Chair, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Key Themes:

  • Theoretical models underpinning prevention
  • National Suicide Prevention Strategy in practise
  • Evidence informing interventions
  • Innovative partnerships and use of data
  • Broad range of perspectives


  • Preventing Suicides with Network Rail
  • Suicide Awareness for GPs
  • World Suicide Prevention Day
  • Local Data Surveillance



Booking tickets:

Tickets are priced at £78 per delegate. For further information and to book tickets please click here.


Contact information:

Any further enquires regarding the conference please contact the conference team via email CSSR@derbyshcft.nhs.uk or by telephone 01332 623700 ext. 33681.


The Centre for Self-harm and Suicide Prevention research are unable to provide a treatment service or advice for those in crisis. If you are in crisis or feeling suicidal we urge you to seek help from your general practitioner, through a telephone helpline service such as Samaritans (UK telephone number 116 123 FREE from mobile/landline), or by discussing your problems with a friend or colleague. Befrienders Worldwide offers a comprehensive directory of crisis helplines worldwide. We are also not able to discuss individual cases.