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Tuesday 16 October 2018
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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The Centre for Self-harm and Suicide Prevention

The Centre for Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research was officially launched in August 2013, in recognition of the trusts high involvement within this area for many years. The centre provides a platform for further work to progress through-out the trust and in collaboration with our partners.           

In collaboration with professionals, service users and the public, the Centre for Self-harm and Suicide Prevention aims to:
  1. Increase understanding and awareness around experiences of distress and despair through good quality research and service evaluation.      
  2. Embed research within clinical practice; conduct studies based upon real clinical need and feed research   findings directly back into practice.        
  3.  Inform procedures and policies on a local, national and international level.       
  4. Help others provide the best evidence based services possible.       

Current Work
The centre is currently supporting colleagues and service users within the Trust to lead on, collaborate or participate in a wide range of research studies around self-harm and suicidal behaviours. One major long term research programme embraced by the Trust is the Department of Health funded Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England.
To increase the sharing of knowledge and experiences, and to encourage further joined up working across sectors and communities, we have set up the East Midlands Self-harm and suicide prevention Research Network (EM-SRN). It is a network and discussion forum for all professionals and organisations working with people in crisis who may self-harm or attempt suicide.

Contact Us 
Whether you are already working in the field of self-harm and/or suicide prevention research or with people in crisis, please do get in touch to further discuss the work we are involved in or future collaborations.

Please email dhcft.cssr@nhs.net or phone 01332 632700, ext. 33681

We welcome anyone with lived experience to get in touch with us if you would like to become involved with our research. Alternatively, if you would like to share your experiences of our Trust’s services, you can do here.

The Centre for Self-harm and Suicide Prevention research are unable to provide a treatment service or advice for those in crisis. If you are in crisis or feeling suicidal we urge you to seek help from your general practitioner, through a telephone helpline service such as Samaritans (UK telephone number 116 123 FREE from mobile/landline), or by discussing your problems with a friend or colleague. Befrienders Worldwide offers a comprehensive directory of crisis helplines worldwide. We are also not able to discuss individual cases.