Suicide prevention ribbon
Thursday 10 September 2020
18:30 to 19:30
Live online event (registration required)

In commemoration of World Suicide Prevention Day, we are hosting a presentation by Dr. Alexis Palfreyman followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Palfreyman, Dr. Fergus Kane and Nivendra Uduman.

This event will be conducted online, free of charge, and registered participants will be provided with the link to join the event. 

Registrations close at 12 noon on 10 September 2020.

This session's content may contain and address technical and comprehensive aspects of self-harm and suicide. The content, whilst being useful, informative and relevant, may also be sensitive to young minds. The British Council advises parental discretion, guidance and consent if a child under the age of 18 years of age is to view and participate in this event.

Keynote presenter

Alexis Palfreyman

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Dr Palfreyman is a public health researcher and activist with a multidisciplinary background in sexual and reproductive health and rights, violence and global mental health. She argues that a continuation of the current approach to suicide prevention is not only insufficient but potentially detrimental to the project of reducing risk and social suffering for Sri Lankan women and girls. Her research confronts the myth of impulsivity which commonly defines self-harm and suicide in women and girls.

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