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Seminar: Understanding suicide and homicide risk in unpaid carers, Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer

Text: Understanding suicide and homicide risk in unpaid carers. Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer University of Birmingham Tuesday 9th July 2024 12:30 - 14:00 BST

Join us for an online seminar as we virtually welcome Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer from the University of Birmingham, to present Understanding suicide and homicide risk in unpaid carers.

Date: Tuesday 9th July 2024

Time: 12:30- 14:00 BST

Online event. Please click here to reserve your place on a Google form.

About the seminar

Many unpaid carers think about killing themselves or killing the person for whom they care.  This seminar will present the latest evidence on suicide and homicide in carers and explore the factors that put carers (and those they care for) at risk. Drawing on the lived experience of carers, and recent homicide cases, the seminar will also consider the steps that local authorities, charities, and health & social care professionals can take to identify and support at-risk carers.

About the presenter

Siobhan O’Dwyer is Associate Professor of Social Care at the University of Birmingham. She has been leading research on suicide and homicide risk in unpaid carers for more than a decade, including studies of carers in Australia, the Netherlands, the USA, and the UK. Her research has informed policy and practice, and inspired critically acclaimed theatre and art.

Please click here to reserve your place on a Google form.

Centre for Care Seminar Series

In this seminar series we invite colleagues, partners and experts, whose work aligns with the mission of our Centre, to share their work with us and our audiences, to deepen our understanding of the critical issues in social care in the UK and around the world.

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