Today we hold our 2nd annual national conference looking at effective services for people that self harm, current thinking and implications for practice.
The theme of this years conference is understanding and change.
Harmless recognises that self harm effects a broad range of individuals, facing many diverse experiences; reducing the number of individuals that self harm requires contributions from across society and includes education, prevention, intervention and postvention work.
This exciting event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm and practitioners & academics in the field of self harm in an ethos of joint working and shared experience.
The conference will address a broad range of skills and learning needs, and provide an opportunity to examine working with a broad client base including young people and adults.
Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:
- Collaborative partnership,
- Service user representation,
- Effective practice,
- Driving change
- Overcoming stigma and discrimination.
We will be hearing from leading names in the field of self harm including, Professor Rory O’Connor, Dr Ann John & Professor Ellen Townsend.
Delegates can expect to take away from the conference a range of knowledge, inspiration and practical applications for the implementation in real life personal and professional situations. Learning from some of the leaders in the field, delegates will have access to interactive sessions that can drive change in the field of self harm.