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Innovation in suicide prevention for those on probation supervision

Unit(s) of assessment: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Research theme: Safety and Security of Citizens and Society

School: School of Social Sciences


On Tuesday 22 November, Nottingham Trent University, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice, will be hosting a free one-day event that will draw together national and local stakeholders including policy, academic, public and third sector expertise to consider ways to prevent deaths in those under community probation supervision, with a particular focus on suicide prevention.

The event will explore how to enhance partnership working across sectors, to collaboratively support a reduction in suicide through considering the specific risks and needs within this high-risk population, including during transition out of prison.

We will hear from a range of speakers covering both the justice and health sectors with expertise from scrutiny bodies, academics and those with lived experience. These speakers will help to set the scene on the current landscape, priorities, challenges and suggestions for change. We will then draw on attendees' perspectives as they reflect on actions they could make which may move forward the prevention of suicide.

The event will involve:

  • A series of short 10-minute research, policy and practice talks to develop shared awareness and provide the key context, current issues and suggestions for development.
  • Facilitated workshops with attendees from cross-cutting spheres to consider ways to enhance suicide prevention in partnership.

Register to attend in-person Innovation in suicide prevention for those on probation supervision Tickets, Tue 22 Nov 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

For those unable to attend in-person, the talks will be live-streamed and you can register to access the event online via  Innovation in suicide prevention for those on probation supervision -Online Tickets, Tue 22 Nov 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Please direct all questions to in the first instance.


Sonia Flynn – Chief Probation Officer

Prof Karen Slade – NTU & HMPPS Strategic lead for deaths under supervision

Amy Beck – Probation Suicide Prevention National Lead

Caroline Mills – Acting Deputy Prison and Probation Ombudsman

Dr Jay-Marie McKenzie – University of Westminster

Dr Jake Phillips – Sheffield Hallam University

Gill Poutney – Suicide and self-harm policy, DHSC

Jessica Worner– Lived Experience Lead, National Suicide Prevention Alliance

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Further information

This event is supported by Nottingham Civic Exchange and  NTUs Institute of Knowledge Exchange.

Nottingham Civic Exchange has been established by Nottingham Trent University to maximise research, policy and practical impact by bringing together university expertise with partners seeking to address the needs of communities. Nottingham Civic Exchange acts as a resource to look at social and economic issues in new ways. This means facilitating debate, acting as a bridge between research and policy debates, and developing practical projects at a local, city and regional level.

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