By Rebecca Musgrove and Lana Bojanić. Big data and suicide and self-harm prevention Professor Ann John, Swansea University. Prof John talked about the potential and challenges of using big data and routine records in suicide and self-harm research. In particular she highlighted the SAIL databank which provides data linkage to a number of datasets across… Continue reading Session 6: Data Hubs and Platforms
Session 5: High Risk Groups
By Rebecca Musgrove and Lana Bojanić. Financial difficulty and suicide: data from frontline staff in commercial debt collection firms Dr Chris Fitch & Jamie Evans, Personal Finance Research Centre, University of Bristol. Dr Fitch’s ‘non-health’ angle focused on the presentation of suicidality to the frontline staff of commercial debt collection firms. They found that a… Continue reading Session 5: High Risk Groups
Session 4: Healthcare Context
By Rebecca Musgrove and Lana Bojanić. Hospital and community presentations for self-harm: linking across datasets Prof Nav Kapur, University of Manchester. Prof Kapur focused on the importance of data linkage between primary and secondary datasets and mortality records. This presentation related to those who were hospitalised due to the self-harm, identified as an important group… Continue reading Session 4: Healthcare Context
Session 3: Registered Suicides
By Rebecca Musgrove and Lana Bojanić. Suicide Registrations Data Dr Ben Windsor-Shellard, Office for National Statistics (ONS). Dr Windsor-Shellard pointed out that possible inconsistency in the ONS data can stem from the registration delay between date of death and date of registration of death (i.e. 152 days on average in England) and recent changes in… Continue reading Session 3: Registered Suicides
Session 2: General Population and Cohort Surveys
By Rebecca Musgrove and Lana Bojanić. Self-harm trends and risk factors using adult general population surveys (AMPS) Sally McManus, National Centre for Social Research. Sally McManus discussed the new NatCen report – “Suicide and Self-Harm in Britain – researching risk and resilience” which uses a range of cross-sectional data sources gathered from 1993 onwards. Sally’s… Continue reading Session 2: General Population and Cohort Surveys
Session 1: Context and Aims
By Rebecca Musgrove and Lana Bojanić. Suicide Prevention Strategies: Data Needs and Data Gaps Prof Louis Appleby, University of Manchester. Prof Appleby summarised the key aims of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy, in particular looking at “high risk” groups as well as other specific groups within the general population that may need targeted intervention. He… Continue reading Session 1: Context and Aims
Additional blog: Workshops ESSSB17
By Justine Dickhoff. (Continues from Conference Review: The 17th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour) Workshops ESSSB17 The first workshop I visited was given by Anja Gysin-Maillart about the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program (ASSIP). The ASSIP is an initial video-recorded narrative interview, during which the patient is asked to tell everything that is… Continue reading Additional blog: Workshops ESSSB17
Conference Review: The 17th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour
By Justine Dickhoff. The 17th European Symposium on Suicide & Suicidal Behaviour was held in one of Europe’s oldest and most beautiful city’s: Ghent (Belgium). Over the years, this biennial symposium became a meeting point for researchers from all over the world to gather about scientific work, exchange knowledge, and discuss implication for suicide prevention.… Continue reading Conference Review: The 17th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour
The value of qualitative research methods in suicide prevention/suicidal behaviour research
By Isabela Troya. Suicide and suicidal behaviour are complex and multifactorial, influenced by a range of different determinants. Despite the complexity of suicidal behaviour, the approach taken within the field of suicidology in research has been mostly dominated by a single research design: quantitative methods. Hjelmeland and Knizek  have already documented the lack of… Continue reading The value of qualitative research methods in suicide prevention/suicidal behaviour research
Institution: University of Manchester, Division of Psychology and Mental Health, NCISH, England. Position: Research Assistant Current research: I am currently assisting on a feasibility study looking into the feasibility of an investigation into the frequency and nature of contact with substance misuse services prior to suicide at the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety… Continue reading Lana Bojanić
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