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Webinar, 28th May: Best practice in assessment of suicide risk

An NSPA members webinar, taking place on Tuesday 28th May, 12pm – 1.30pm. Details on the webinar and how to book are below.

About the webinar: Best practice in assessment of suicide risk

During this webinar we will explore good practice in the use of risk assessments when supporting people who may be experiencing suicidality.

Evidence shows that risk assessment tools are not helpful in predicting suicidal behaviour and National Institute of Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines state that risk assessment tools categorising people as “low”, “medium” or “high” risk of suicide should not be used to predict future risk or determine who should access support.

Instead, it is recommended that assessments should be focused on the person’s needs and how to support their psychological and physical safety. However, in practice, some organisations, services and practitioners are continuing to use risk assessment scales to predict risk when supporting people who may be experiencing suicidality.

Presenters: Philip Pirie, bereaved father campaigning for suicide risk assessment reform; Bianca Romanyk, CEO, Storm Skills Training; Seamus Watson, National Improvement Director, Recovery Support Programme, NHS England; Andy Willis, NSPA Lived Experience Influencer.

This webinar is for NSPA members who are either in frontline support roles or involved in running frontline support services. 

You can book your place, free of charge, via Eventbrite.