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Canterbury Suicide Prevention Conference – Annette Beautrais

Filed under: Men's Health,Sex Abuse / CYF — MurrayBacon @ 7:12 pm Tue 4th March 2014

Friday March 21st 9am-5.30pm
Rolleston Lecture Theatre
University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine
2 Riccarton Ave, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011


Ending Suicide in Healthcare Settings: Not Another Life to Lose David Covington, USA
Mates in Construction: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace Jorgen Gullestrup, Australia
The Mental Health Consequences of the Canterbury Earthquakes Professor David Fergusson, University of Otago, Christchurch
Effective Suicide Prevention: A Review of Evidence Professor Annette Beautrais, University of Canterbury
Suicide Prevention Options for Canterbury Mental Health Services Dr Sue Nightingale/Dr Steve Duffy, Canterbury DHB
Suicide Risk Assessment: High Risk Group or Selective Prevention? Professor Roger Mulder, University of Otago, Christchurch
Assessing Suicide Risk Dr Ceri Evans, Canterbury DHB
The Role of Social Family and Personal Factors in the Development of Suicidal Behaviour: Results of a 30 Year Longitudinal Study Professor David Fergusson, University of Otago, Christchurch
Community Postvention Response Service – Supporting Communities to Manage Clusters and Contagion Sandra Palmer, Clinical Advisory Services Aotearoa (CASA), Auckland
Managing Suicidal Behaviour in the School Environment Tim Andersen, Ministry of Education, Special Education

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea, will be provided. Also, drinks and nibbles at the end of the day.
For the AGENDA, registration, and details please visit the website:
EVERYONE MUST REGISTER – for catering purposes, and because the venue has limited capacity.
This conference is sponsored by Canterbury DHB Mental Health Services. Cost is $45 for CDHB Mental Health Services employees (please provide your employee ID number on your registration form); $75 for everyone else. Everyone is welcome.
A day-long pre-conference advanced gatekeeper training course is offered on Thursday March 20th 2014 – see attached information for QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training. Separate registration and cost for this course is required – please see the QPR flyer.

Inquiries: Contact Annette Beautrais [email protected] or phone 021 777 590 or 03 385 1942
EVERYONE WELCOME: Please disseminate this information to everyone you know who might be interested.

QPR Suicide
Triage & Risk Management
Pre-Conference Workshop
Thursday March 20th, 2014
Lincoln Lounge, Building 6, Hillmorton Hospital, Lincoln Road, Christchurch


Phone Numbers: Work:

Who should we send the training invoice to? (yourself, manager, accounts department, etc) Please provide email address and phone contact details.

To register: email this registration form to Grant Walker at [email protected] (if you are paying by cheque, please return this form by email to guarantee your place)

Fees: $290.00 GST included
Includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea and course materials (workbook, DVD, hand outs)

1. Credit card: email [email protected] to request an invoice from PayPal.
2. Direct deposit to: Walker Psychology & Consulting Ltd, National Bank Acct #: 06-0185-0346971-01, please add event date as reference.
3. Cheque: Please make your cheque payable to: Walker Psychology & Consulting Ltd and post to: QPR NZ, PO Box 60647, Titirangi, Auckland 0642
Venue: Lincoln Lounge, Building 6, Hillmorton Hospital, Lincoln Road, Christchurch

For Further Information contact Louisa Walker, QPR New Zealand at 0800 448 909 or 09 448 3805
or email: [email protected]
Traditionally these conferences could be seen as suicide restricted through a hospital lense, or men’s suicide without men’s issues? So men’s rational suicide culture rolls on. Even so, these are worthwhile to attend. Last years conference was rather expensive, but I was able to access most of the content free by watching videos on their website, a few weeks later. MCB


  1. Are the talks likely to be available again this year? I went to the one in Auckland last year which did have some very good stuff, and some not so good presentations. Some of these talks sound really good. 🙂

    Comment by Viv Roberts — Wed 5th March 2014 @ 7:23 pm

  2. yes I’m keen to hear (or read) this stuff as well. But 21 March is just too soon for me to alter existing plans. I am Wellington based.

    Comment by Allan Harvey — Thu 6th March 2014 @ 8:19 am

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