Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (KESS)

Self-harm and Help-seeking: Service-User and Practitioner Perspectives

Dr Maggie Long, Dr Roger Manktelow, Dr Anne Tracey (Ulster) Self-harm is a significant public health issue and an important risk factor for suicide, about which there is a lack of Northern Ireland-based research. Self-harm is recognised to be considerably more prevalent than is suggested by reported figures based on hospital emergency department presentations. Self-harm … Read moreSelf-harm and Help-seeking: Service-User and Practitioner Perspectives

Findings from the Registry of Self Harm for Northern Ireland

Dr Denise O’Hagan, (QUB) A National Registry of Self-Harm has been operating in the Republic of Ireland since 2002. Under the Northern Ireland (NI) Suicide Strategy a Registry of Self Harm was piloted in the Western Health & Social Care (HSC) Trust area from 2007. The Registry was then implemented across all five HSC Trusts … Read moreFindings from the Registry of Self Harm for Northern Ireland

Alcohol, Drugs and Suicide – interactions between misuse in the life course and at the time of death

Dr Karen Galway (QUB) While substance misuse is a recognised risk factor in suicide, relatively little is known about the relationship between lifetime misuse and misuse at the time of suicide. It is widely assumed that many cases of suicide, particularly in young people, are associated with illicit drug use. However an analysis of suicides … Read moreAlcohol, Drugs and Suicide – interactions between misuse in the life course and at the time of death