The Effect of Patient Suicide on Clinicians



Timings Join us from 8:45AM-3:15PM
Location Online event
CPD 1 CPD point per hour, subject to peer group approval
The Effect of Patient Suicide on Clinicians

Event Information

This conference has now sold out. Registered delegates will receive their joining links by 2pm on Thursday 21 October.

This conference has been organised by the RCPsych’s Working Group on the Effect of Suicide and Homicide on Clinicians.

There is a growing body of evidence about the profound impact the death of a patient by suicide can have on clinicians.  There is little systemic recognition of this trauma which can lead to a range of negative outcomes for individuals and organisations including professional burnout, mental health problems, career change or early retirement. 

This conference is the first to focus on this issue and aims to raise awareness and develop appropriate responses to these kinds of traumatic events. 

We will share knowledge and provide forums for discussion with the intention of contributing to a change in culture where instead of feeling isolated, ashamed and blamed, clinicians can feel supported by a healthier and more compassionate mental health system. 

You can download the programme for this event here.

Speakers for this programme include:

  • Jo O'Reilly
  • Adrian James
  • Clare Gerada

Our webinars are run through Zoom. To access the webinar you will need the Zoom desktop or mobile app. You can download this on any mobile device, tablet or on a Windows PC or Mac. You can view further details on how to join the webinars on the Zoom website 

  • Participants will be able view a video of the speaker and alongside any slides.
  • Participants can also pose questions, where the programme allows, and some speakers may use polling or other interactive features. 
  • All registered participants will have access to a recording for up to two months after the event.

Please register for the conference in advance - booking closes at 10:30AM on Thursday 21 October 2021.

  • Once the conference has taken place live, you will receive links to watch the plenary sessions. Please note: breakout group sessions will not be available on demand.  The large group session will also now not be available on demand.  (message update 22/10)
  • To access the plenary recordings you will be required to enter your name, email address and a password
  • This is unique to you as a registered delegate so please do not share the recording links
  • Recordings for the plenaries will be available to view on demand for 2 months

Registered delegates will receive unique joining links to this event by 2PM on Thursday 21 October. If you do not receive your links by that time please contact Maisie Hillier

Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking.

For further information, please contact:


Contact Name: Michelle Braithwaite

Contact number: 0208 618 4141

Event Location

Location: Online event