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Preventing suicide in front-line responders: How the sector is here to help you

19 Sep 2023
Health & Wellbeing Theatre | Hall 5
Health & Wellbeing Theatre | Hall 5
Over 5,000 people take their own life every year, and those working in the emergency services are known to be at higher risk of suicide. Yet there is help and support available across the sector, and in this session we're sharing some of the initiatives that have been launched to support mental wellness and prevent suicide across the whole range of emergency service organisations. 
Karl Demain, CEO - The Ambulance Staff Charity
Dr Jennifer Wild, Professor of Military Mental Health - Phoenix Australia Centre for Post-Traumatic Mental Health, University of Melbourne and the Australian Defence Force, Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford
Yvonne Taylor, Chief Inspector - Oscar Kilo, National Police Wellbeing Service
Sharon Bailey, Director of Beneficiary Services - Fire Fighters Charity
Mark Andrews, Health & Safety Lead - Police Federation of England and Wales