A panel of leading experts have taken part in a webinar to discuss the crucial role that primary care plays in identifying and supporting those at risk of suicide and self-harm.

Hosted by STORM - a community interest company which provides research-backed suicide prevention skills training for the frontline – the webinar explored the theme of ‘Primary Care and Suicide Prevention: Making the Links’.

Speakers included Prof Linda Gask, Emerita Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry, University of Manchester, and co-founder of STORM; Dr Faraz Mughal, GP and National Institute for Health and Care Research Doctoral Fellow, Keele University and Dr Sohrab Panday, GP Clinical Lead for Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism, Derby and Derbyshire CCG, also a member of the Steering Group of National Suicide Prevention Alliance and Clinical Lead for Suicide Prevention in Primary Care Derbyshire.

As well as examining key research and the history of suicide prevention in primary care, the webinar also reviewed the current situation in primary care – what works well, what can work better and what opportunities are provided by new frameworks.  

To view the webinar on the STORM website, click here.