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Saturday 17 November 2018
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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.
Email: dhcft.cssr@nhs.net
Tel: 01332 623700, ext. 33681

Centre for Self-harm & Suicide Prevention Research,
Research and Development Centre,
Kingsway Hospital,
Derby
DE22 3LZ

 

Meet the Team

Keith Waters

Director for the Centre of Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research

Having worked as a mental health nurse and team lead in the Derby acute general hospital setting, Keith has over 25 years of clinical experience in Liaison psychiatry, self-harm and suicide prevention. He is joint lead for the Derby site of the Multicentre Study of self-harm in England; sits on the steering group for the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and was awarded an Honorary Research Fellowship by Derbyshire Healthcare in 2013. 

Jenny Ness 

Health Services Research Lead

Research Project Manager for Liaison Psychiatry and the Centre for Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Joint lead for the Derby site of the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England.

Lauren Bamford

Liaison Team Research Assistant

MSc in Clinical Aspects of Psychology. Current research interests include: high impact users of A&E, suicide, self-harm, delirium, confusion and stigma of mental health difficulties

Abbie Marron

Research and Clinical Audit Assistant

MSc in Health Psychology. Current research interests include: suicide, self-harm, dementia, eating disorders, older adults, health behaviours and psychopharmacology.

Anita Patel

Multicentre Monitoring Research Assistant

MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology. Current research interests include: suicide, psychophysiology, self-harm and therapeutic alliance within inpatient settings.

 
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.