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International Suicide and Self Harm Symposium

Date: 22 Sep, 2017

Time: 09.00 - 17.00

Address: All Nations Centre, Sachville Avenue, Heath, Cardiff, CF14 3NY, Wales

Event Information

Wales' first International Suicide and Self Harm Symposium

This day has been created to help priority care providers (those who respond to people in crisis) prevent suicide and self harm, treat those who have attempted suicide and self harm and care for those who have been affected by these issues. Expert guests will speak and take questions from the audience.

08.30  Registration, Tea/Coffee.

09.00 Welcome.

09.05 Professor Ella Arensman - President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

09:50 Professor Dr Ann John - Welsh National lead for suicide and self harm prevention.

10:35 Break - Tea/Coffee.

11:00 Mr Ged Flynn - Chief Executive of Papyrus. Prevention of young suicide.

11.45 Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Hurley - Effective intervention.

12.30 Panel Questions.

12.45 Lunch.

13:30 Dr Ben Windsor-Shellard - Senior Research Officer. Office of National Statistics.

14:00 Mr David Davis - National Clinical Lead/Head of Programme Integrated Urgent Care (NHS 111) Workforce Development Programme. Spokesperson for the College of Paramedics.

14:30 Break - Tea/Coffee.

15:00 Mr Nigel Rees - Head of Research and Innovation, Welsh Ambulance Service. Perceptions of self-harm.

15:30 Mr Neil Hore - Swansea University Paramedic Sciences Lead. College of Paramedics National Education Advisor. The education of suicide and self harm prevention.

16:00 Ms Sarah Stone - Executive Director for Wales, Samaritans. How we can help.

16.30 Panel Questions & Event close.


Refreshments, lunch and CPD certificates will be provided.


All welcome!






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