This Community Engagement event took place on Tuesday, 8th October 2019 at University Place in Manchester.
On the 8th October, STORM® held a free community engagement event in collaboration with the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH).
The event was aimed at practitioners working with children and young people, those in management and policy positions, and commissioning services.
NCISH presented findings from the UK’s first national study to examine the factors related to suicide by children and young people. There was then a chance for delegates to attend workshops to further explore themes common to many suicides in this vulnerable age-group.
We are pleased to say that the event was a great success with many people commenting that the information was very useful and they were eager to share what they learnt with their colleagues.
Event Evaluation Report
Suicide by children and young people: what does the research tell us?
On the 8th October, STORM® held a free community engagement event in
collaboration with the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH).
Read Event Evaluation Report
When reflecting on what was the most useful about the event, some of the feedback included:
“The training overall provoked some good thoughts and ideas on how to alter my practice and the services we deliver” – Conference delegate
“It will inform the way that I work with self-harming clients – in looking for additional factors that could affect a cumulative influence on their suicidal ideation” – Conference delegate
We also received feedback on what difference the event will make to their work:
“As I currently undertake risk assessments on young people who are admitted to our local paediatric ward, the training has given me renewed confidence in my abilities to access the wider picture and not just focus on the trigger event.” – Conference delegate
“It will enable me to take appropriate statistics back to the workplace which may evoke a response and action.” – Conference delegate
“If the slides are available these will be useful to share with colleagues in order to take some key pieces of work forward around self-harm.” – Conference delegate
Agenda and useful resources
|Welcome||Professor Louis Appleby, Director, NCISH|
|Suicide by children and young people: ﬁndings from the UK’s ﬁrst national investigative study||Cathryn Rodway, Lead Researcher, NCISH|
|Suicide Prevention – A Young Person’s Perspective||Chris Jacob, Head of Service, 42nd Street|
|Workshop A: Internet and social media use||Nicola Richards, Research Assistant, NCISH|
|Workshop B: Cumulative risk in suicide||Jane Graney, Research Nurse, NCISH|
|Workshop C: Self-harm and other harming behaviour||Dr Ali Baird, Research Associate, NCISH|
|Summary of workshop discussions||NCISH|
|Closing remarks and vote of thanks||Dr Gill Green, CEO and Co-Founder, STORM® Skills Training CIC|
This event was part of the STORM® Community Engagement Programme, where as a not-for-profit social business, we reinvest surplus income into the community.
Thank you to all our speakers and to everyone who attended on the day, we hope to see you at future events!
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