Suicide by children and young people conference

This Community Engagement event took place on Tuesday, 8th October 2019 at University Place in Manchester.

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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 eventsome 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 selfharm. – Conference delegate

Agenda and useful resources

TitlePresenter
WelcomeProfessor Louis Appleby, Director, NCISH
Suicide by children and young people: findings from the UK’s first national investigative studyCathryn Rodway, Lead Researcher, NCISH
Suicide Prevention – A Young Person’s PerspectiveChris Jacob, Head of Service, 42nd Street
Workshop A: Internet­ and­ social­ media ­useNicola Richards, Research Assistant, NCISH
Workshop B: Cumulative ­risk­ in ­suicideJane Graney, Research Nurse, NCISH
Workshop C: Self-harm­ and­ other­ harming­ behaviourDr Ali Baird, Research Associate, NCISH
Summary of workshop discussionsNCISH
Closing remarks and vote of thanksDr Gill Green, CEO and Co-Founder, STORM® Skills Training CIC

This event was part of the STORM® Community Engagement Programmewhere 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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