Self Harm Conference: From Harm to hope. 1st March 2016

£150 per delegate place*

The theme of our launch event conference is empowering communities through collaboration.

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 new 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.

Our conference is themed around five strategic areas:

  • Collaborative partnership,
  • Service user representation,
  • Effective practice,
  • Driving change
  • Overcoming stigma and discrimination

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.

 

Speakers:


We are happy to confirm that Time to Change will be joining us at our 1st national self harm conference and will be providing the opening remarks. Associate Professor Dr Ellen Townsend from the University of Nottingham will also be joining us and will be sharing current findings from the DoH funded Listen Up! Project looking at self harm in looked after children and young people.

Dr Christabel Owens, Senior Research Fellow from the University of Exeter, will be joining us to speak about children and young people’s experiences of accessing A&E and Karen Lascelles (Suicide Prevention Lead Nurse) and her team from Oxford NHS Team will be sharing their perspectives on brief interventions with those that self harm.

Keith Waters, Clinical Advisor (Suicide Prevention) at East Midlands Academic Health Science Network will be joining us and speaking alongside our CEO, Caroline Harroe, who will be encouraging a diverse and engaging programme for professionals and carers interested in the field of self harm to learn and benefit from current thinking, information, best practice and advice.

Marie Armstrong, Nurse Consultant to CAMHS (specialist self-harm team) will bring her expertise in working with young people that self harm and families and the programme is also extremely lucky to host our colleague Hayley Green from Write Minds, who will be running a spoken word workshop on the day to demonstrate the effectiveness of employing the arts in the treatment of self harm and mental health difficulties. Dr James Roe & Harriet Ball from the University of Nottingham will also be discussing the progress of their e-DASH: Depressions and self harm study.

 

Workshops:

  • Harmless – Sophie Allen: Building resilience – Brief interventions when working towards recovery.
  • Harmless – Sarah Kessling: Risk Assessment and Intervention for high risk groups.
  • Write Minds – Hayley Green: Unlocking the tales within: Explore the way writing and performance poetry can help give vulnerable people a voice.
  • Anne Garland: Listening without prejudice: making psychological sense of self-harm within a cognitive-behavioural formulation.
  • Marie Armstrong: The social context of young people and self-harm
  • Dr Ellen Townsend: Psychological factors associated with self-harm and suicidality, and interventions that promote recovery, especially in young people.
  • Self Injury Support: Supporting a diverse range of needs within one service model – how can we adapt services to support a wide range of clients with varying needs?
  • Keith Waters: Drawing from his experience on the NSPA, the multi-centre study for self harm & EMHSRN this workshop will demonstrate what we already know & demonstrate how existing data collected can help to inform responses
  • Self Harm Focus Group: Be Involved! Public Engagement in Self Harm Focus Group.
  • Hannah Heath: Co-creating a resource for the friends of those who self-harm: A collaborative enterprise.
  • Pam Burrows: How to Feel Good…even on a bad day.

Venue:

The conference will be held at the specialist conference venue in the heart of Nottingham, The Nottingham Conference Centre. For directions please click here

Where can I find more information?

If you would like more information about the forthcoming conference, or to book tickets, then please email jack@harmless.org.uk

Or speak directly to a member of our team on: 0115 934 8445

*a limited number of discounted places for charities are available, please contact jack@harmless.org.uk for details.

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