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19-20 June 2019, Manchester Central

19-20 June 2019 . Manchester Central

4.4 NHS workforce: preventing suicides, saving lives

20th June, 1:00-2:00pm  |  Charter 4


  • Fiona Bell

    Research and Development Manager

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service

  • Carol Cooper

    Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Manager and Deputy Regional Lead

    Chief Nursing Officer’s BME Strategic Advisory Board (Midlands & East)

  • Dr Clare Gerada

    Medical Director

    NHS Practitioner Health Programme

  • Will Hancock

    Chief Executive

    South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

  • Jules Lockett

    Practice Learning Manager, Control Services

    London Ambulance Service

  • Anna Parry

    Deputy Managing Director

    Association of Ambulance Chief Executives

Chair: Will Hancock, Chief Executive, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

How society views and discusses mental illness is changing; but stigma still exists, and health staff face many real and perceived barriers to accessing care for their mental health needs. Married with the pressurised and often traumatic nature of their work, this had led to higher than average numbers of tragic deaths by suicide in parts of the health service.

During the session, attendees will hear about the important work from the ambulance sector in relation to suicide prevention within their workforce; about what support is available for the wider NHS workforce in regard to mental health and what values and behaviours employees value from their employer.