PACTS conference: Reducing suicides on UK roads, 19th October

PACTS conference: Reducing suicides on UK roads, 19th October

Reducing suicides on UK roads 

Thursday, 19th October 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm

Church House, Westminster


Some 6,000 people take their lives every year in the UK, often involving transport. The railway industry, working with Samaritans, has developed interventions that are having positive results. The roads sector lags behind. Data from Highways England suggests it is a significant problem but the wider scale of the tragedy is unknown and action is not co-ordinated. This conference will bring together experts from many sectors, including transport, health, emergency services, academia and government. Themes will include:

  • National government policy on suicide prevention;
  • The experience of the rail sector in preventing suicides;
  • Links between the Safe System approach to road safety and suicide prevention;
  • Sources of data on suicides on the roads, and how these can be improved;
  • Policy and institutional barriers to action;
  • Interventions to reduce suicides on the roads;
  • The role of Local Suicide Prevention Action Plans;
  • International experience in tackling suicides on the roads.

Confirmed speakers to date:

  • Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive, Samaritans
  • Tim Holland, Suicide Prevention Policy Lead, Highways England
  • Dr Anna-Lena Andersson, Swedish Traffic Institute
  • Katy Harrison, Policy Officer, PACTS

Other speakers to be announced soon.

In partnership with Highways England, Samaritans, and Road Safety Trust


Date:                                             Thursday 19th October

Registration:                               08.45

Conference starts:                      09.30

Conference closes:                     16.30

Location:                                    Church House, Dean’s Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3AZ

Delegate fees

Standard delegate                    £269 + VAT = £298.80

Public sector/academic           £195 + VAT = £234.00

PACTS members                      £179 + VAT = £214.80

Additional delegates                £134 + VAT = £160.80

******Book your place here for 10% discount ******

For further information please contact  Joanne Mackel, PACTS Events Manager or David Davies, Executive Director

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