Tue 7 Jun 2022
Video & Slides

Featuring presentation videos and accompanying slides: Attendees came together with likeminded crisis care and mental health liaison teams to ensure they were delivering a compassionate and effective crisis response. Delegates left this workshop with a clear understanding of how to create a functional safety plan that will help avoid preventable hospital admissions and deaths. 

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Innovative Safety Planning for Mental Health Crisis Care
On-demand 5 hours £299+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development

Investigate the impact of the suicide prevention programme on the national picture and what this initiative means for your service. Utilise expert guidance and learn how you can work towards meeting national targets and make a lasting difference by focussing on:

  • Developing your assessment skills to build an effective safety plan
  • Understanding how individual pressures of the pandemic affects your safety planning
  • Personalising your approach to meet the needs of individuals in crisis
  • Working collaboratively with specialist populations during crisis to improve outcomes
  • Delivering compassionate crisis care to reduce trauma for patients in acute settings
  • Implementing change to support at risk men and spotting crisis admittance
Workshop leaders opening remarks and introduction of attendees
Catherine Phillips, Project Lead Stepping Back Safely, Carers Lead, Trainer and Deirdre Williams, Clinical Psychologist, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
National update
The national context
  • National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) and recent trends in suicide since the COVID-19 pandemic
  • NCISH guidance on safer services
  • The new NICE Guidance on self-harm
  • How safety planning fits in
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What is safety planning?
  • A description of the different safety planning interventions available for suicide and self-harm
  • How safety planning differs from more traditional crisis planning and risk management approaches
  • The emerging evidence-base for safety planning
  • Where safety planning sits within mental health pathways (“no wrong door”?)
Morning question and answer session
Interactive session: What are the barriers to shifting from a traditional risk management approach to a safety planning approach?
Lunch break
Developing a follow-up pathway to reduce re-admittance
Trauma-informed care and safety planning
  • Improving service user engagement and uptake by providing trauma-informed care
  • How to ensure services provide safety planning in a trauma-informed way
  • Incorporating elements of safety planning in crisis contacts
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Improving your risk your assessment protocols
Interactive exercise Putting safety planning at the heart of mental health care and crisis care
  • Using the idea of circles of concern, influence and control, discuss how you could go back to your organisation and put safety planning at the heart of your service or team’s activities.
Supporting safety planning implementation within your service and organisations
  • Gaining organisational support for safety planning
  • Training and development support for safety planning
Final Qs and As
Closing Remarks and close of day

Share in first-hand experience

Be guided by your expert workshop leaders Catherine Phillips, Project Lead Stepping Back Safely, Carers Lead, Trainer and Deirdre Williams, Clinical Psychologist, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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Past attendee feedback

With over 5 years of face to face conferences and a year of virtual online forums, don’t take our word for how much the attendees enjoy our training:

"Well organised content, extremely knowledgeable trainers who were friendly and had an excellent focus to including everyone".

Northamptonshire Healthcare foundation trust

"It was a really helpful day and gave up to date information and clear practical ideas of things that we can do locally"

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

"It was a positive training with knowledgeable staff"

Cornwall Foundation Trust

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Who came?

The following is an insight into the job titles and organisations who came to Innovative Safety Planning for Mental Health Crisis Care when it was held on Tuesday 7th June 2022.

Job titles:

  • Clinical Lead CAMHS Liaison 
  • Crisis Line Manager, Band 7 
  • Crisis Support Worker 
  • Home Treatment Team RMN 
  • Mental Health Practitioner 
  • Nurse Consultant and Network Clinical Lead for NHS England 
  • RMN. Band 6 
  • Service Manager - Crisis Care Pathway 
  • Social Worker


  • Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust 
  • Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust