Harmless’ third national self harm conference will be held on Thursday 1st March 2018, Self Harm Awareness Day.
This year’s theme is ‘Self harm: Suicide prevention starts here’.
As in previous years, the conference will be shaped around the following five strategic areas:
Service user representation,
Overcoming stigma and discrimination.
Our conference gathers together leading academics and experts in the fields of self harm and suicide. Speakers already confirmed:
Professor Louis Appleby
who leads the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England.
Dr Karen Slade
Dual Harm: Towards an understanding of those who harm themselves and others.
Laura Dunkley & Michelle Harden
Hearing the Suicidal Patient’s Emotional Pain.
We also have a selection of workshops taking place on the day, these include:
- Sarah Kessling (Harmless) – Effective risk assessment and safety planning.
- Claire Dixon (Harmless) – Self harm and suicide: The missing link.
- Pam Burrows – Does your organisation have a C.A.R.E. culture or a SCARE culture? An introduction to the C.A.R.E. model for a developing a sustainable wellbeing culture in your organisation.
- Naomi Watkins & Alex Parkin – Domestic abuse, self-harm & suicide – what is the correlation, how can we help?
- Marie Armstrong – Self-harm and Young people – not what I intended it to be.
- Sarah Fairbank & Ann Watts – Working with complex trauma, self harm and suicide.
- Gloucestershire Public Health – Developing a comprehensive all age pathway for people who self harm in Gloucestershire.
- World Café – A chance to speak to people with lived experience.
Please book early to take advantage of our ticket offer. Places are £150, or 2 for £200, excluding Eventbrite booking fees. We also offer discounted tickets for charities and students – to book these please call our office directly on 0115 880 0280.