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South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust to host Suicide Prevention Conference and Remembrance Service in the wake of Covid-19

Thursday, August 20, 2020

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust will welcome champions in the field of suicide prevention to facilitate a discussion about suicide in the wake of Covid-19.

 

The virtual conference, which is open to all to attend, will be held on September 10, 2020 from 3pm to 4.15pm, on World Suicide Prevention Day. 

 

The event will welcome Angela Middleton, Patient Safety Lead Mental Health, NHS England and NHS Improvement, Dr Pauline Turnbull, Project Director, National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH), Jonjo Hurley, Suicide Prevention Lead for Thrive LDN, who will discuss the steps to making London a zero-suicide city and reflection and closing comments and reflection from Sir Norman Lamb, Chair at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

 

In memory of those lost to suicide, the chaplaincy will hold a nondenominational service of remembrance for people of all faiths or none, to remember people we have lost to suicide, personally or professionally and those who we have lost during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

David Bradley, Chief Executive of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust said: "Suicide is a subject which matters to all of us and we are pleased to be working together with our partners across London and the UK on this Suicide Prevention Day Conference and Service of Remembrance. 

 

“We know we will only make progress with suicide prevention if we learn from deaths and how we can support each other. The Covid-19 pandemic has further impacted people’s mental health and wellbeing and we urgently need to address this. 

 

“We would like to invite everyone to join our panel of experts and the service of remembrance for all those we have lost to suicide and during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

 

Everyone is welcome to attend the virtual summit. Please share with colleagues, friends and family. 

 

The South London Covid-19 Preventing Mental-ill Health Taskforce is dedicated to the creation of a shared action plan for prevention due to psychological fallout from Covid-19. Through the Taskforce, we are working together to identify need and address mental health vulnerabilities within our communities across South London.

 

Joining details:

 

Please join us for the virtual conference scheduled on 10th September 2020 at 3pm. You can join at 3pm. Click here to join the broadcast at 3pm.

 

To view the agenda please click here. 

 

For more information contact communications@slam.nhs.uk.



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