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On World Suicide Prevention Day, 10th September 2019, NICE published its quality standard on suicide prevention – covering five key ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicide. This conference focuses on implementing the National Quality Standard for Suicide Prevention.
“This quality standard covers ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicides in community and custodial settings. It describes high quality actions in priority areas for improvement.”
The Quality Standard covers five quality statements:
- Statement 1 Multi-agency suicide prevention partnerships have a strategic suicide prevention group and clear governance and accountability structures.
- Statement 2 Multi-agency suicide prevention partnerships reduce access to methods of suicide based on local information.
- Statement 3 Multi-agency suicide prevention partnerships have a local media plan that identifies how they will encourage journalists and editors to follow best practice when reporting on suicide and suicidal behaviour.
- Statement 4 Adults presenting with suicidal thoughts or plans discuss whether they would like their family, carers or friends to be involved in their care and are made aware of the limits of confidentiality.
- Statement 5 People bereaved or affected by a suspected suicide are given information and offered tailored support.
The conference will also support you to deliver the first cross-government suicide prevention plan. The plan includes:
- every local authority putting an effective suicide prevention plan in place
- ensuring every mental health trust has a zero-suicide ambition plan for mental health inpatients by the end of 2019
- every prison putting actions in place to reduce suicides and self-harm and improve staff awareness and training
- addressing the specific needs of the highest risk groups, including middle-aged men, with £25 million funding
- improving research on things that can be linked to suicide, such as debt and gambling addiction
This conference will enable you to:
- Network with colleagues who are working to reduce suicide
- Learn from outstanding practice in suicide prevention
- Reflect on the lived experience
- Update your knowledge with national developments and learning
- Examine and implement the September 2019 National Quality Standard for Suicide Prevention
- Develop the effectiveness of multi-agency suicide prevention partnerships
- Develop your skills in suicide mitigation and prevention training
- Understand how you can reduce suicide in high risk groups
- Identify key strategies for providing support to people and communities bereaved by suicide: Real-time suicide surveillance and postvention
100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague