This professional development webinar for Student Services leaders in higher education explores the latest strategies for preventing student suicide, along with case studies of good practice and practical examples to help you review and develop how you approach this difficult area in your own institution. As well as learning from the expertise of colleagues in the sector, this event provides the opportunity to discuss ideas and challenges with your Student Services peers.
Location, time and price
This event takes place online on Thursday 18 November 2021 from 12:00 to 13:30 (GMT).
Here are the delegate prices:
- AMOSSHE named member - £29 (log in to access this rate)
- Non-member (other employees of an AMOSSHE member organisation, individuals, not-for-profit and corporate organisations, higher education providers not associated with AMOSSHE) - £49
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Programme and speakers
This event is led by AMOSSHE Vice Chair (Professional Development) Nic Streatfield (Deputy Director of Student Services, University of East London) and AMOSSHE Executive Members Sarah Cavendish (Head of Student Support Services, University of Leicester) and Sarah Sweeney (Head of Student Support and Wellbeing, Lancaster University).
Sessions include the following:
- Preventing and responding to student suicide in further and higher education settings (Dr Sharon Mallon, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at The Open University and Professor Jo Smith, Emeritus Professor of Early Intervention and Psychosis at the University of Worcester). This presentation draws on material from the new book Preventing and Responding to Student Suicide: A Guide for FE and HE Settings to explore evidence for potential risk factors pertinent to student suicide, outline key elements in a successful whole institution approach to suicide prevention, including postvention support for student peers, staff, and family members to prevent potential suicide contagion and clusters. The presentation will draw on real life practical examples from higher education and further education settings and signpost to useful training links, resources and organisations that can be harnessed when developing a suicide prevention strategy aimed at addressing student suicide risk.
- Case study: suicide and self-harm mitigation – a whole-population approach (Clare Dickens, Academic Lead for Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton). This presentation discusses an Office for Students-funded project about suicide and self-harm mitigation, and also shares some of the learning from working with public health partners. Clare shares some practical and strategic tips to ensure that student suicide prevention and postvention are firmly on the wider public health agenda, and how to gain a seat at the table where such decisions are being made.
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