On Monday, 24 September at 10am (GMT) we had our monthly online journal club session and we discussed the new NICE guidelines on Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings (NG105) published earlier this month. The guidelines are available at: Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings. Here are some notes from thoughts shared in… Continue reading Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings
By Kirsten Russell. The 10th of September 2018 was World Suicide Prevention Day and marked a year since the official launch of the NetECR blog. The theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”. This theme resonates with the ideology underpinning NetECR in that we believe that we are… Continue reading Working Together to Prevent Suicide: The Value of Getting to Know Your ECR Peers
By Donna Littlewood and Emma Nielsen. Over the past year ‘work/life balance’ and ‘self-care’ has been a regular feature on our Twitter timelines. Sometimes discussion is instigated in response to a blog from The Guardian’s ‘academics anonymous’ series, at other times it has been in response to research which has shone a light on the… Continue reading You can’t pour from an empty cup: self-care suggestions for ECRs
By Donna Littlewood. "What's no coincidence that the times that I harmed myself, one of the massive reasons of that was that I hadn't been sleeping. Just total lack of sleep. Majorly. It fucks you up." This quote is taken from a man who participated in a research interview on the role of sleep problems… Continue reading Suicidal thoughts and sleep problems
By Tiago Zortea. [Warning message: this article contains discussion of sensitive topics that some may find upsetting. If you need someone to talk to, Samaritans are available round-the-clock (and free to contact) on 116 123 (UK & ROI)]. The quote "let's talk about suicide" has spread online, contributing to the engagement of the general public… Continue reading How to help someone suffering from suicidal ideation?
Dr Niall Boyce is the Editor of The Lancet Psychiatry. Niall has been in post since founding the monthly journal in 2014. Prior to his career in publishing, he worked as a psychiatrist. What are your research interests? My main research interests are suicide research, service user led research, and qualitative research on the experience… Continue reading Interview: Career advice from Niall Boyce
Dr Lisa Marzano is an Associate Professor in Psychology, specialising in mental health and suicide research at Middlesex University. What are your research interests? They are quite broad I guess. I am generally quite interested in exploring meanings and mechanisms in relation to self-harming and suicidal behaviour, and how we can use this information to inform… Continue reading Interview: Career advice from Lisa Marzano
Professor Rory O’Connor is the Director of the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory at the University of Glasgow. What are your research interests? Primarily I am interested in the psychology of suicide and self-harm, and how psychological risk and protective factors fit more broadly into a biopsychosocial framework. I am particularly interested in a few different… Continue reading Interview: Career advice from Rory O’Connor