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   Research in the Centre for Self-harm and Suicide Prevention

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 Chief Investigator  Lead Organisation  Funder  Recruitment Status (Start date)  DHCFT Teams Involved  

 Professor Keith Hawton


+44 (0)1865 738585

  University of Oxford

  University of Manchester

  Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundaton   Trust

 Department of Health  Ongoing (2004)  Derbyshire South Liaison Team  

Study name:  Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England

Study Link: http://cebmh.warne.ox.ac.uk/csr/mcm/


Hospital presentations for self-harm are a regular occurance with figures as high as 200,000 in England and Wales. Self-harm can occur in relation to a number of problems including personal problems, emotional turmoil and psychiatric disorders. It carries a significant risk of subsequent suicide and has major impacts on family and friends. It also places pressure on busy Emergency Departments (ED), wards and clinicians as well as having major financial costs for the NHS.

The aim of the Multicentre study of self-harm in England is to conduct a series of studies on epidemiology, causes, clinical management, outcome and prevention. The research contributes to the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England (2002, 2012) and National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidance on self-harm. The research is collaboration between the University of Oxford, the University of Manchester and Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

 Chief Investigator  Lead Organisation  Funder

 Recruitment Status (Start date)

 DHCFT Teams Involved  

 Sue Ellis


01332 787780

 Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundaton Trust

 The Health Foundation  Paused (29.10.2014)  Derbyshire South Liaison Team  

Study name: Mind the Gap (SHINE)

Study Link: http://www.health.org.uk/programmes/shine-2014/projects/mind-gap-group-facilitation-frequent-repeaters-self-harm


Self-harm is one of the top five reasons for acute medical admission to hospital in the UK. Repeat presentation to ED is common and is strongly associated with premature death. The high rate of repeat presentation suggests that people are falling between the gaps of healthcare and other support services. 

This study seeks to engage people who have presented to the ED two or more times following an act of self-harm in a group intervention. Group sessions employ a compassion focused approach and aim to increase people's resilience to emotional distress and triggers of self-harm. There are currently no publications from this study as it is a new study.  

 Chief Investigator  Lead Organisation  Funder  Recruitment Status (Start date)  DHCFT Teams Involved  

Kapil Sayal


0115 823 0264

  University   of Nottingham   

 NIHR via the CLAHRC    EM  Paused (26.04.2016)  Derbyshire South Liaison Team  

Study name: Electronic delivery of problem solving CBT for depression in adolescents and young adults who self-harm

Study Link: http://www.clahrc-em.nihr.ac.uk/clahrc-em-nihr/research/enhancing-mental-health/edash-study.aspx


 This study is being delivered by a collaboration of academic and health organisations across the East Midlands and is supported by the National Institure for Health Research (NIHR). The E-DASH study is also part of Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands (CLAHRC EM). This study aims to determine the acceptability and practicality of a problem solving cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) - also known as 'talking therapy' - for adolescents and young adults who have depression and who have self-harmed. This therapy will be delivered remotely, via video call or telephone.

The first phase of the study has started within Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.  If this pilot study is successful in engaging and retaining adolescent and young adults in the remotely delivered problem solving behaviour therapy, then we will roll out the study across mental health trusts within East Midlands

 Chief Investigator

 Lead Organisation  Funder         Recruitment Status (Start date)  DHCFT Teams Involved  

 Professor Navneet Kapur Navneet.Kapur@manchester.ac.uk

0161 2750727

University of      Manchester



Closed  Derbyshire South Research Nurses R&D Centre  

Study name: Predictive Accuracy of Risk Tools for Repeat Self-Harm

Study Link: http://public.ukcrn.org.uk/search/StudyDetail.aspx?StudyID=15814


Risk scales are often a core component of clinical assessments following self-harm. Recent investigations of 32 randomly selected hospitals found that 31 hospitals used some form of risk assessment, but there was a wide variability of the scales in use. There is considerable uncertainty over which scales to use because studies to date have had variable standards of methodological reporting and rigor.

The primary objective of this study is to determine how well different risk assessment scales administered following self-harm predict repeat episodes within six months. The secondary objective is to investigate clinicians' and service users' views on the use of these scales in routine practice.

 Chief Investigator  Lead Organisation  Funder  Recruitment Status (Start date)  DHCFT Teams involved  

 Ellen Townsend


0115 846 7305 

University of Nottingham 

Department of Health Ongoing recruitment (01.05.2015)  CAMHS Liaison  

Study Name: Listen Up! Understanding and helping looked-after young people who self-harm

Study Link: http://www.listen-up.ac.uk/listen-up/index.aspx


 Self-harm in young people appears to be increasingly common. Looked-after young people (living in residential care or with foster parents) are at particularly high risk of self-harmful behaviour*, yet there is little research targeting this group. The aim of this project is to increase understanding of the experience of self-harm in looked-after children and adolescents (age 11-21) in order to inform future services to help young people who self-harm.

The study examines the 'whys' of self-harm:

- What do young people think are the key factors that led them to self-harm and maintain their self-harm?

- Are there any common sequences of behaviours, thoughts, experiences and events that lead to self-harmful behaviour? (pathways into self-harm).

- What factors influence recovery from self-harm? (pathways out of self-harm)

- Which services/supports and therapies are helpful and which are not