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FREE EVENT – Agenda for 21st June Suicide Prevention What Works – Mid Year Update

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Contact half–day mid–year Conference

Suicide Prevention–What Works?  

Contact half–day mid–year Conference

Stormont Hotel, Belfast, Wednesday 21st June 9.30am–12.30pm

Final Agenda for Contact Suicide Prevention: What Works?

Mid–Year Half–Day   FREE EVENT





Given the recent publication of PHA plans for the future Lifeline service –  a public debate opportunity will be available

9.30am  – Welcome and Introduction Fergus Cumiskey Contact CEO

Suicide Prevention Future Search Common Ground – Political Influencing & Legislation  

9.45am – The Role & Purpose of the Assembly All Party Group on Suicide Prevention Órlaithí Flynn MLA, APG Chair

Video message from Norman Lamb MP (Lib Dem) – Zero Suicide a Westminster perspective

10.00am – Campaign feedback on proposed Assembly Suicide Prevention Bill:

Setting minimum standards of corporate duties of Candour, Competence and Cooperation

10.30am  – Group Discussion Q&A

10.45am  – Public Debate on PHA plans for the future of the regional Lifeline Service

Service User Perspectives – GP – Psychiatry – Lifeline Workforce perspectives

11.45am Short Break

12.00pm –  Advance Notification: Themes for Contact Suicide Prevention: What Works? November 16th

 – A greater role for the NI Coroner in Suicide Prevention?

 – Routine Child & Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding to include self–harm & suicide as preventable harm

 – Call for a Hillsborough style Expert Panel Review Lifeline SAIs

12.30pm Closing Remarks


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