Self Harm Symposium

Friday 27 February 2015

Venue: QUB, Riddell Hall, Stranmillis, Belfast

Time 9:30- 4:00

The Aim of this event is:

To facilitate a learning event for professionals from the statutory and community & voluntary sector working in the field of self-harm to examine best practice locally, nationally and internationally and debate the challenges in the context of future commissioning and service redesign.


  • To outline how self-harm is to be addressed in the context of the new Suicide Prevention Strategy in Northern Ireland
  • To hear the service user experience and how it can impact on service re-design
  • To launch the second annual report of self-presentations in Northern Ireland
  • To present evidence on the rates of repetition of self-harm, the associated factors and care pathways
  • To highlight models of intervention at community level and the role of families and carers


  • To examine models of training of staff on self-harm awareness and how to develop empathy
  • To examine the challenge of addressing self-harm in a primary care setting and the link to wider commissioning of services
  • To outline existing and emerging opportunities for research in self-harm and developing collaborations
  • To examine the impact of self-harm on acute services and understanding the patient pathway
  • To assess how Northern Ireland is addressing the challenge of self-harm in a national and international context
  • To actively promote discussion amongst key professionals in a multi-disciplinary setting in terms of developing better care pathways for service users


How to book:

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