The National Suicide Research Foundation is an independent, multi-disciplinary research unit which investigates the causes of suicide and deliberate self-harm in Ireland.
Our diverse research team members come from a broad range of disciplines, including epidemiology, psychology, psychiatry and biostatistics. We are a registered charity(CHY11351) based in University College Cork, Ireland.
We undertake research into varying topics relating to suicide and self-harm in Ireland. Based on this research and its findings, we provide the knowledge base for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention strategies.
We also provide training and positive mental health promotional programmes to a variety of audiences.
The National Suicide Research Foundation was established in 1994 by Dr. Michael Kelleher, at the request of the then Minister for Health, Brendan Howlin TD.
The brief was to conduct research into suicide and suicidal behaviour due to concerns regarding the accuracy of Irish suicide statistics and lack of knowledge of the extent of suicidal behaviour in the country.
A solid evidence base for:
1. Policy development and intervention regarding the prevention of suicide
2. The management of patients presenting to Emergency Departments with deliberate self-harm.
On October 16th the National Suicide Research Foundation, along with the National Office for Suicide Prevention launched the thirteenth annual report on the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland. The full report can be accessed here.Read More
journal articles, reports, presentations, information leaflets, infographics and more.Read More
Prof. Ella Arensman, President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and Director of Research (NSRF), inaugurates World Suicide Prevention Day 2015 with a positive message of reaching out and saving lives to prevent suicide across the ...Read More