Self Harm Conference:
From Harm to Hope
Thursday 1st March 2018
Nottingham Conference Centre
We are holding our third annual national self harm conference and are currently in the process of putting together a strong programme.
We are inviting submissions for session proposals to be considered for inclusion in the afternoon workshop conference programme, and also for speakers during the plenary sections of the conference. Contributions should align with at least one of our 5 themes:
- Collaborative Partnership,
- Service User Representation,
- Effective Practice,
- Driving Change,
- Overcoming Stigma & Discrimination.
Please see below for details of how to be a part of this day.
We are now inviting submissions for both session proposals to be considered for inclusion in the workshop programme, and for speakers during the plenary sections of the conference (All workshops will be an hour in length and plenary sessions will be 20-30 mins in length).
The overarching theme of this year’s conference is ‘self harm and suicide prevention starts here’. This event will bring together private, public, voluntary and community sector organisations, individuals with lived experience of self harm, professionals and practitioners in self harm prevention.
Guidance for session proposals:
The conference is themed around five key areas; Collaborative partnership, service user representation, effective practice, driving change & overcoming stigma and discrimination. Proposals put forward must relate to at least one of these areas. Subjects for each area are noted but proposals do not need to be limited to these subjects. Sessions can include presentations of services, projects or activities, presentations of academic research or hosted discussions.
All proposals received will be reviewed by a panel of Harmless members which will agree on the final programme of sessions. As there are only a limited number of slots available, we regret that it may not be possible to accommodate all proposals received.
Session proposals will be assessed against the following criteria
- Demonstrate some evidence-base and where appropriate, show that services, models of working or projects have undergone an evaluation.
- Demonstrate good practice,
- Set out ways in which other individuals or organisations can potentially adapt or learn from your work or set out how learning from your work can benefit others and their service users,
- Demonstrate collaborative working.
Sessions should interactive wherever possible.