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22nd March 2016

At the Centre for Self-harm and Suicide Prevention, we aim to disseminate our work through various platforms including conferences. Our latest conference was the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England one day conference.

Please see below for details.

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Conference Aims and Topics:

The conference shared and discussed the study's findings and their clinical implications.The following topics were covered in the conference:

1. Myths and misconceptions of self-harm

2. Introduction to the multicentre study and self-harm trends in England

3. Self-harm and life problems

4. Self-harm in children and adolescents

5. Variation by ethnic group in premature mortality risk following self-harm

6. Alcohol use and misuse, self-harm and subsequent mortality

7. Panel discussion on nature and presentation of self-harm behaviour

8. Suicide and premature death following self-harm

9. Associations between clinical management and outcomes following self-harm

10. Summary of study findings, implications for services and policy

11. Panel discussion about clinical management and service provision


Approximately 110 delegates attended the conference from a wide range of professional backgrounds including Liaison Psychiatry Nurses, CAMHS Nurses, CBT Therapists, Suicide Prevention Leads, Psychologists, Social Workers, Students, Research Assistants etc.

Delegates participated in the conference via social media and we are pleased to share with you some of their thoughts through the day:

Description: Description: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4rjlRiZM-_k/UL93W_saO4I/AAAAAAAAARs/FueCMD2OXIE/s1600/new_twitter_logo.jpg “An amazing day with a bunch of inspiring humans”        Description: Description: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4rjlRiZM-_k/UL93W_saO4I/AAAAAAAAARs/FueCMD2OXIE/s1600/new_twitter_logo.jpg"Back after an informative day. Great research community"

Description: Description: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4rjlRiZM-_k/UL93W_saO4I/AAAAAAAAARs/FueCMD2OXIE/s1600/new_twitter_logo.jpg "Really good to hear mention of the importance of protective factors in understanding self-harm- something we need to know more about"

Description: Description: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4rjlRiZM-_k/UL93W_saO4I/AAAAAAAAARs/FueCMD2OXIE/s1600/new_twitter_logo.jpg"Many thanks for hosting today's conference, which I found very useful" Description: Description: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4rjlRiZM-_k/UL93W_saO4I/AAAAAAAAARs/FueCMD2OXIE/s1600/new_twitter_logo.jpg "Thanks for organising a great conference. Very informative"

Contact us

If you would like any further details about the day, please do not hesitate to contact Jenny at Jennifer.ness@derbyshcft.nhs.uk or Muzamal at muzamal.rehman@derbyshcft.nhs.uk