Community Strategies to Support the Zero Suicide Initiative

Practical applications for preventing suicide in your community and improving collaboration with primary care, community care services and hospital transitions


Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carmen’s Banquet Centre

1520 Stone Church Road E
Hamilton, ON

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Health Care Providers
  • Public Health Representatives
  • Community Agency Staff
  • Mental Health Providers
  • University / College Staff and Learners
  • Counsellors
  • School and Educational Staff

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Implementing the Zero Initiative in London
Dr. Sandra Northcott
Chief, Mental Health Care
St. Joseph’s Health Care, London


Men’s Suicide: What’s Going on?
Dr. Raj Bhatla
Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chief of Staff
Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre


Youth who Harm Themselves:
How and When to Intervene

Khrista Boylan
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Associate Professor
Offord Centre for Child Studies
McMaster Children’s Hospital


WHO – Brief Intervention and Consult Program
Dr. Zena Samaan
Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
McMaster University


Agenda

7:30 – 8:30Breakfast and Registration
8:30 – 8:40Welcome and Land Acknowledgement
8:40 – 9:20

Sandra Northcott

Implementing the Zero Suicide Strategy in London

9:20 – 9:50

Panel Discussion

Jennifer Brasch, Ashley Cook,  Katerina Barton

9:50 – 10:10Question and Answer
10:10 – 10:30BREAK
10:30 – 11:10

Khrista Boylan

Youth who Harm Themselves: How and When to Intervene

11:10 – 11:40

Panel Discussion

David Hoy, Sarah Precious, Youth advocate

11:40 – 12:00Question and Answer
12:00 – 12:45LUNCH
12:45 – 1:25

Raj Bhatla

Men’s Suicide – What’s Going on?

1:25 – 1:55

Panel Discussion

Paul Links, Sue Phipps, Zena Samaan

1:55 – 2:15Question and Answer
2:15 – 2:35BREAK
2:35 – 3:35

Discussion Groups

Practical applications for preventing suicide in your community and improving collaboration with primary care, community care services and hospital transitions

3:35 – 4:15Zena Samaan
WHO – Brief Intervention and Consult Program
4:15 – 4:35Question and Answer
4:35 – 4:45WRAP-UP


Speakers

Sandra Northcott
Chief, Mental Health Care
St. Joseph’s Health Care, London

Katerina Barton
Leader, Special Projects
St. Joseph’s Health Care, London

Jennifer Brasch
Lead, Addiction Psychology
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Associate Professor,
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences
McMaster University

Brody Thomas
Team Leader, Mental Health & Addictions Services

Six Nations Health Services

Khrista Boylan
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Associate Professor
Offord Centre for Child Studies
McMaster Children’s Hospital

Annie Cassidy

Youth Advocate
Woodview Mental Health and Autism

Jenna Rensink-Dexter

Clinical Therapist
Youth Wellness Centre, SJHH

David Hoy
Manager of Social Work Services
Hamilton Wentworth District School Board

Abby Lopez

Youth Advocate
Woodview Mental Health and Autism

Sarah Precious
Coordinator of Suicide Prevention and Youth and Family Engagement
Woodview Mental Health and Autism

Raj Bhatla
Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chief of Staff
Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Paul Links
Retired Chair/Chief
Department of Psychiatry
St. Joseph’s Health Care, London

Sue Phipps

Executive Director
CMHA Hamilton

Zena Samaan
Associate Professor, Staff Psychiatrist
Director Clinician Investigator Program
McMaster University