Mental Health: Suicide Mitigation (Recording only)

This session was first broadcast on Wednesday 21 September 2016. This recording gives you access to a video of the session, certificate of attendance and the presentation slides. 

What will this session cover?

In this live and interactive webinar you will learn how to manage patients who present with suicidal thoughts. After the session you will:

  • Have an understanding of the latest epidemiology and the prevalence of suicidal thoughts in people in the UK and globally
  • Have an understanding of suicidal behaviour and suicide mitigation, how to challenge the stigma about suicide and how use empathy when patients are experiencing suicidal thoughts
  • Have an understanding of the key steps that organisations can take to improve their approach to suicide prevention
  • Understand the difference between the terms risk management and risk mitigation and the need for a more realistic approach to reducing risk
  • Understand how to promote a greater role of Primary Care in suicide prevention
  • Understand the importance of creating a common language between all service providers when describing the nature and intent of suicidal thoughts Understand the importance of compassion at every point in the health and social care systems and the positive impact on patient outcomes
  • Understand the need for diligent identification and mitigation of risk factors
  • Understand the importance of co-producing a safety plan for every person who is experiencing suicidal thoughts or following self-harm

Extra features

  • Booking this webinar will give you a 20% discount for BMJ Learning

Individual fee: £35

 Other series topics include:

Part 1) Mental health: Depression - Wednesday 7 September 2016

Part 2) Mental health: Perinatal mental health - Tuesday 13 September 2016


Course Details

Start Time: 8pm

End Time: 9pm

Audience: GPs (all grades)

Location: Webinar

Course Benefits:

CPD certificate of attendance

30 day access to webinar recording

Includes speaker presentation slides

Flexible distance learning

Dr Alys Cole King

Dr Alys Cole King :

Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist (Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board) and Clinical Director ‘Connecting with People’ – a social enterprise

Dr Alys Cole-King works nationally with Royal Colleges, voluntary bodies, academics, and experts by experience to raise awareness of suicide prevention and promote a common language to ensure improved assessment and intervention. A contributor to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Suicide and Self-harm Prevention, Alys is also on the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Mental Health Training Advisory Group, the joint RCPsych/RCGP Mental Health Group and has contributed to the RCGP curriculum. Alys undertook an extensive research project using psychological autopsy techniques to investigate patients who attempted suicide or engaged in self-harm whilst under the care of specialist mental health services. As Clinical Director of the not for profit social enterprise, Connecting with People, Alys has contributed to work which fundamentally allows for real-time research to be translated into evidenced based clinical practice. A primary author of a number of papers, book chapters, webinars, podcasts and self-help resources on suicide and self-harm prevention, Alys has also contributed to the RCGP e-learning module and previous BMJ Masterclasses on suicide prevention. Alys sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Compassionate Health Care and is a reviewer for several globally recognised journals. Alys leads international campaigns via social media and works with the media to ensure that suicide prevention is front and centre of mental health services.