Suicide Cultures

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. 


Suicide Cultures Conference 2023

Suicide Cultures 2023 hybrid conference

St John's Cornerstone Centre, Edinburgh