Saturday 20 October 2018
Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
5 CPD Points
This meeting will address aspects of self-harm and suicide that will be of interest to various forensic practitioners.
Delegates will get to explore many aspects and contexts of self-harm and suicide risk, such as in custodial settings, changes in prevalence, differences across cultures, and self-harm in particular populations: victims of sexual assaults and in students and doctors.
Hear experiences and Coroner views when faced with a cluster of suicides in a specific area, and the effects on relatives by these tragedies.
Delegates will also examine how the internet plays a role in producing contagion in populations and how this can be combated.
Although the meeting features experts in this field, it is designed to provide ample space for questions and discussion so that participants have the opportunity to tailor this to their own areas of interest. It is held under the Chatham House Rule to promote this.
RSM member: £39 - £108
Non-member: £65 - £180
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Dr Christopher Clark, President, Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine
Assessment and acute management of self harm in custody
Dr Eve Hepburn, Forensic Psychologist, Health Directorate, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Professor Karen Slade, Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University
Self harm and sexual abuse
Dr Reem Shafiq, Counselling Psychologist and Dr Rachel Falk, Clinical Psychologist, The Havens, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
A brief history of self harm
Dr Chris Millard, Lecturer in the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities, University of Sheffield
Tea and coffee break
Suicide in Doctors
Dr Antony Garelick, Director, DocHealth
Self harm and the internet
Ms Julie Lynn Evans, Leading Child Psychotherapist
Optional law tutorial workshop available in Wimpole room 1 and 2
Suicide and the coroner
Dr Fiona Wilcox, Senior Coroner, Westminster Coroner's Court
Suicide in the family
Ms Ann Culley, Chair, Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
The zero suicide movement
Mr Joe Rafferty, Chief Executive, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Close of meeting and prize giving