Scottish Government invites participation in its discussions about suicide prevention

Scotland’s Approach to Suicide Prevention:
Supporting Individuals, Improving Services

NASUWT, Edinburgh | 21 August | 09:30 – 15:30

“It’s our pleasure to announce that Shirley Windsor, Organisational Lead (Public Mental Health) at NHS Health Scotland will join us at this timely event.

Shirley joins speakers from the Samaritans and the Mental Health Foundation as we examine the future of suicide prevention policy in Scotland and consider the next steps to ensuring everyone in Scotland can access the help and support they need, when they need it most.

The Scottish Government have committed to publishing a new suicide prevention action plan, due in summer 2018. With the action plan currently out for consultation, it is essential that we shape action now.

Scotland needs a ‘whole-society approach’ to suicide prevention, requiring public, private and third sector organisations to work together to build the right environment for people to seek and access help when they need it.

Follow the links on the website  to ensure that your organisation is represented at this timely briefing”



English Speaking Weekend Conference 2018

Two day conference.

The English Speaking Weekend Conference is open to members and candidates of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA) and its component societies, and also to members of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (APC).

This conference will explore the vicissitudes of affects and the capacity to develop mental representations in relation to the body, in both adult and child analysis. Affects are rooted in the body and profoundly affect the functioning of the body and the mind. The quality and/or lack of the capacity to hold representations is paramount to the functioning of both mind and body. The speakers will explore these issues, focussing on three broad areas: psychosomatics; pain, self-harm and violence; and autism and autistic defences. Two clinical papers will be presented in each of these areas, followed by an open dialogue between the speakers and with the audience.

Friday 28 September
Optional clinical seminars and welcome reception at the Institute of Psychoanalysis (click for map)

Saturday 29 September
Main conference and evening party with drinks, light food and jazz at the Royal College of Physicians (see below for map)

Sunday 30 September
Main conference and final plenary at the Royal College of Physicians

Speakers in dialogue at main conference:
Catalina Bronstein and Donald Campbell (Chair: Alessandra Lemma)
Christine Anzieu-Premmereur and Maria Rhode (Chair: Robin Anderson)
Jonathan Sklar and Megan Virtue (Chair: Joan Schachter)

Clinical seminar leaders: Rosemary Davies, Julia Fabricius, Michael Feldman, Angela Joyce, Leon Kleimberg, Gregorio Kohon,  Caroline Polmear and Priscilla Roth

Member weekend ticket will increase from £225 to £255
Candidate weekend ticket will increase from £210 to £225

Cancellation policy for this event:
For bookings made up to and including 9 August 2018: full refund on cancellation
For bookings made from 10 August, up to and including 31 August 2018 – 50% refund on cancellation
For bookings made from 1 September 2018 onwards – no refund

September 28th, 2018 6:30 PM   through   September 30th, 2018 6:00 PM
The Royal College of Physicians
Regents Park
London, London NW1 4LE
United Kingdom