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Suicide Cultures Conference 2023

As part of our ongoing project – Suicide Cultures: Reimagining Suicide Research – we are delighted to be able to host a dedicated, free-to-attend hybrid conference in June 2023. The conference will aim to provide a space where researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds can come together with policy-makers, practitioners and community-members to discuss, deliberate and reflect on the role of ‘culture/s’ in shaping suicide, suicide research, and suicide prevention.

Indicative themes:

  • Cultures and landscapes of suicide and self-harm
  • Diverse narratives/stories and representations of suicide and self-harm
  • Emotional, embodied and affective approaches to suicide and self-harm
  • Methodological innovations in studying suicide from diverse perspectives
  • Reimagining suicide prevention; the role of life promotion and structural change in creating liveable lives
  • Creative and Decolonial approaches to researching and responding to suicide
  • Community-based approaches to suicide and self-harm


Short talks (online or in-person) will be 15 minutes long, with 15 minutes per presenter for discussion and Q&A.

You can now register to attend online here (in-person tickets are sold out).

Programme: Information about the programme can be found on our Suicide Cultures blog


Please direct any inquiries or questions to Asia Podgorska, Suicide Cultures administrator  -  


The Suicide Cultures conference organisation committee comprises: Joe Anderson, Amy Chandler, Ana Jordan, Rebecca Helman, Sarah Huque, Hazel Marzetti, Alex Oaten, and Emily Yue, with administrative support from Asia Podgorska.