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Zero Suicide Forum in Christchurch - Thursday 26 October

Zero Suicide in Healthcare Practice Forum, next week in Christchurch

Learn from those who have adopted a zero suicide approach and are making progress in lowering the number of deaths in their communities

Globally, health systems are looking at new ways to better meet the mental health needs of their communities. The Zero Suicide methodology within health systems is fast becoming a driver for successful systems change with more than 500 regional initiatives underway focused on reducing deaths by suicide. There have been some stunning successes too!

This one-day Forum will bring leading international practitioners along with many of the leading voices in New Zealand’s healthcare system to discuss what works and how best to approach this change. It will deliver ‘warts and all’ case studies, frankly discuss the challenges and point to where health systems can start realising the early wins in terms of patient care and safety and improving pathways to recovery.

The day will be interactive, speakers will be accessible and we believe that those attending represent some of our countries leading thinkers around mental health. If you are in a clinical, planning, funding or management role within this sector – you should be at this event!

We look forward to seeing you on the 26th – it will be a great day.

Delegate subsidies available!

If a lack of funding is preventing your enrolment, our good friends at Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui have allowed us to offer a modest subsidy to help those within this sector attend – just email about this.

Keynote speakers include -

Joe Rafferty
Chief Executive, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Keynote: The Impacts of Building a Zero Suicide Culture Across the Organisation.

Judge Deborah Marshall
Chief Coroner, Coronial Services of New Zealand
Keynote: Understanding the Implications of Suicide and Why We Need to Change.

Visit the website to see the full speaker line-up and programme

We are grateful for the support of Canterbury District Health Board, Mental Health Foundation, Te Rau Matatini, Le Va, Health Quality & Safety Commission, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui, Ministry of Health and RI International.


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