Happy New Year and welcome to 2016 and with the New Year I wish to share my enthusiasm for March 1st, if there is any date to write in your diary it is this one. Mark your calendars, write in your dairies and tap into your smart phones and tablets, March 1st From Harm to Hope.
Come Tuesday 1st March Nottingham Conference Centre will be holding Harmless’ first national conference, From Harm to Hope. Suitably our conference is in line with Self harm awareness day and our aim is to drive change, raise awareness and share effective practise.
The day itself looks to be one of the most exciting events yet with various professionals coming from all over the country to speak, Dr Ellen Townsend, Dr Christabel Owens and Karen Lascelles are to name but a few.
To give you a small taster of what is to come Karen Lascelles, Fiona Brand and Charlotte Ball from Oxford Health NHS trust will be reflecting upon the successes, challenges and outcomes of how the self harm team in a busy city Emergency Department of a general hospital work collaboratively with staff and service users to develop a clinic focusing on prevention and problem solving. These speakers will be followed by a variety of interactive workshops in the afternoon.
During our lead up to the conference there will of course be lots of coverage on both our Facebook and Twitter sites. We would greatly appreciate your support in helping us to spread these links far and wide by re-tweeting and sharing on your own sites. We want to get as many people talking about Self Harm as possible, in order to promote better understanding and support.
So book a place and join us on March 1st for an innovative, thought provoking and inspiring day.
We look forward to seeing you there!