Mon 6 Dec 2021 09:30-15:30
Online Workshop

Come together with likeminded crisis care and mental health liaison teams to ensure that you are delivering a compassionate and effective crisis response. Leave 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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Suicide Prevention: Risk Assessment and Safety Planning
Online 5 hours From £249+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

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 and approaches to building an effective safety plan
  • Understanding how the pressures of the pandemic can affect safety planning
  • Personalising your approach to meet the needs of individuals in crisis
  • Ensuring collaborative working with adolescents 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

Attend this online NHS workshop from the comfort of your own home

Improve outcomes for people in crisis and hone your assessment skills. Plus, benefit from:

  • Evidenced based examples and referrals: providing appropriate, relevant support and sign posting
  • Interactive presentations: your concerns addressed with sensitivity and care
  • Closed room discussions: benchmark and engage with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the workshop with the confidence to make changes
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Kate Chartres, Nurse Consultant and Network Clinical Lead for NHS England, Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
National picture
Suicide prevention: National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH)
  • Investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic: data collection for suicide and self-harm
  • Exploring service improvements to tackle the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Implementing new strategies to recognise at risk groups and improve outcomes
Gateshead and Newcastle case study: What are people presenting with?
  • Focusing on presenting themes from students across Gateshead and Newcastle
  • Exploring comparative data from pre and post Covid-19: what was the difference in attendance?
  • What are we missing? What is missing?
Ensuring effective risk mitigation in acute settings
Developing your assessment tools and solidifying your risk management skills
  • Exploring your assessment strategies and understanding how to recognise levels of risk
  • How to optimise your assessment skills to improve appropriateness of care
  • Ensuring that risk assessments are carried out in appropriate care settings to minimise trauma
  • Developing connections with communities and providing patients with alternative care settings and a common language
Building an effective safety plan to empower patients and prevent emergency admissions
  • Implementing DBT informed strategies to help build a comprehensive safety plan
  • Empowering patients with their safety plan to improve their outcomes
  • How to document safety plans and make accurate records to deliver holistic care
Interactive discussion: Improving your risk assessment protocols
  • What are you doing now?
  • How does your approach need to adapt? Ensuring a clear and sincere approach
  • Re-shifting the balance to ensure the person is at the heart/ leading the process
Enabling individualised care
Adapting your approach to work with adolescents presenting with suicidal thoughts
  • How does your approach need to adapt? Ensuring a clear and sincere dialogue with clients
  • Delivering compassionate interventions to support students in mental health crisis
  • Developing connections with community services and schools to prevent the escalation to crisis
Creating an effective safety plan for high-risk groups presenting with suicidal thoughts
  • Understanding special considerations when safety planning for vulnerable men in crisis
  • Accurately capturing and recording self-harm and suicidal thoughts to enable individualised care
  • Understanding key rick factors and recognising warning signs when working with men
Chair’s closing remarks and close of workshop

Share in first-hand experience

Be guided by your expert workshop leader, Kate Chartres, Nurse Consultant and Network Clinical Lead at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and NHS England. She has previously been described by delegates as ‘interesting and thought provoking with lots of clinical experience to learn from’ as well as a “fantastic, approachable educator”.

Job Title:
Nurse Consultant and Network Clinical Lead
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and NHS England

Kate currently holds 3 roles that of Nurse Consultant in Psychiatric Liaison, Senior Honorary Lecturer Sunderland University and Network Clinical Lead for the Northern Strategic Clinical Network for Liaison Psychiatry for NHS England. Kate’s previous experience has included extensive time within Crisis Services, work in Primary Care, EIP and the Clinical Management of a range of diverse Psychiatric Liaison Teams across Northumberland Tyne and Wear. Kate has undertaken further development in a variety of therapeutic modalities which enables her to develop innovative treatment packages for people presenting with complex clinical difficulties utilising an eclectic approach which Kate believes is necessary within this specialist field. Kate also sits of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty for Liaison Psychiatry as a co-opted member representing the field of nursing. Kate’s interests include developing truly integrated services, engagement and developing the body of evidence to underpin future Psychiatric Liaison practice. Kate also commenced her PhD studying complex trauma and engagement in the area of at the University of Northumbria in October 2018.

Pricing Structure

  • £299 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £249 + VAT (each) for two or three NHS or public sector places
  • £599 + VAT for one commercial organisation place

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

This specialised suicide prevention online workshop will show you how to develop an effective safety plan to prevent hospital admissions. Come together with:

  • Directors, Managers and Heads of Crisis and Acute Services
  • Clinical Leads, Team Leads and Service Managers
  • Consultants
  • Consultant Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Mental Health Commissioners
  • Mental Health Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Co-ordinators

Past attendee feedback

Following on ‘Transforming Mental Health Crisis Care’, held online in September 2020 which our delegates described as:

“It was interesting to learn where other trusts are at with regards to the delivery of crisis care in the community. Good to share experiences and learn new ways of delivering care”

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Transforming Mental Health Crisis Care, September 2020

“Interesting to hear about other's experiences and common themes”

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Transforming Mental Health Crisis Care, September 2020

“My first experience of an online conference, very impressed and well organised”

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Transforming Mental Health Crisis Care, September 2020

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.