Wellbeing Conference details announced

Two-day wellbeing event features a wide range of speakers and a fundraising dinner

27 June, 2024 / infocus
 The Canmore Trust  

The Canmore Trust is hosting its second annual Wellbeing Conference on 8-9 November 2024, at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. It will bring together dentists, doctors, nurses and vets, to learn from each other about advancing mental wellbeing and preventing suicide in these higher risk professions.

Delegates will be welcomed by John Gibson, chief executive of The Canmore Trust, who will set the scene for the two days and offer a moment of reflection. Rory O’Connor, Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow and President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, will present Learning to learn: lessons from the global suicide community.

The conference will also hear from representatives of the different professional groups on the challenges facing each profession, including Dr Ian Mills, Associate Professor of Primary Care Dentistry, the Peninsula Dental School, Dr Rosie Allister, manager of the Vetlife Helpline and Professor
Emma Wadey, Deputy Director – Mental Health Nursing, NHS England.

Alice Hendy MBE, founder of the suicide prevention charity, R;pple will speak about her work, under the theme of Starting to find answers. R;pple is an online tool that can be installed on a network or device. When someone searches the web using terms like ‘self-harm’ or ‘suicide’ – an automatic pop-up appears on screen with support helplines. Three years on from its creation, R;pple is now used in 49 countries and has intercepted more than 38,500 harmful online searches.

The Jamie Newlands Memorial Lecture: Loss into Legacy will be presented by Fiona Drouet MBE, chief executive of EmilyTest, the charity tackling gender-based violence in education. 

On day two, speakers include Richard McCann, author of Just a Boy: The True Story of a Stolen Childhood, and Eddie Backler, Chair of The Canmore Trust, and Dr Mike Gow, anxiety coach.

Representatives of the regulators governing the different fields – GDC, GMC, NMC and RCVS – have also been invited to present on the subject of Compassionate Regulation. 

Find out more and book

Tickets for the conference are available now and places at the fundraising dinner, Celebrating Life, on the first day can be purchased separately.

Visit the Canmore Trust website for full details and to book.

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