Prof. Louis Appleby

28-29 November 2019
Hilton, Leeds

Senior Level Speaker

Prof. Louis Appleby

Prof. Louis Appleby

National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England, Chair

Louis Appleby is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester where he leads the Centre on Mental Health and Safety, investigating suicide, homicide and the risks from parental mental illness.  He is Director of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health, a UK-wide study that aims to improve the safety of mental health care.  

From 2000-2010 he was National Director for Mental Health in England, playing a central role in reforming community care.  From 2010-2014 he was National Clinical Director for Health and Justice, leading the development of diversion services for offenders with mental health problems.  

He currently leads the National Suicide Prevention Strategy and is a non-executive director on the Board of the Care Quality Commission.  He was awarded a CBE for services to medicine in 2006.

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