Nav Kapur is Professor of Psychiatry and Population Health at the University of Manchester, UK, and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. He is Head of Research at the Centre for Mental Health and Safety in the University of Manchester and leads the suicide work programme of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide which collects data on all suicide deaths among people in contact with health services in the UK. He was Chair of the Guideline Development Group for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) self-harm guidelines (longer term management) and also chaired the Quality Standards for self-harm.
He is currently chairing the NICE guidelines for depression in adults and is topic expert on the NICE guidelines for suicide prevention in the community. He also chairs the Health Education England/Royal College of Psychiatrists group developing core competencies for clinical staff in the assessment of self-harm and suicidal ideas.
He is a member of the Department of Health’s (England) National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group. He has published extensively on suicide and self-harm with much of his research focussing on how health services might best contribute to suicide prevention.
As in previous years, the conference will be shaped around the following five strategic areas:
Service user representation
Overcoming stigma and discrimination
Our conference gathers together leading academics and experts in the fields of self harm and suicide.
This years theme is: Our young people: intervention & early intervention for improved outcomes.