MSPGH Seminar: 5th August 2015 – Preventing suicide: a clinical and population-health perspective from the UK

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 5th August 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Nav Kapur, Professor of Psychiatry and Population Health, Centre for Suicide Prevention, Centre for Mental Health and Safety, University of Manchester

Suicide is a complex problem with many potential causes.  Of course, we need to consider population wide and societal approaches but what role might health services have in preventing suicide?  Nav will draw on research from his unit in Manchester and other studies internationally to consider what interventions work.  Promising strategies include: a specific focus on particular care settings (for example, mental health in-patient units); implementing national policies and service changes (for example, 24 hour crisis services); considering the wider organizational context in which care is provided (for example, staff turnover); and designing and implementing clinical guidelines for the management of self-harm /suicidal behaviour.  Many of these strategies are not just about preventing suicide but improving patient safety and the quality of care more generally.

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