Centre for Suicide Research
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Founded in 1976
Over 400 papers published
Winners of 5 awards
The excellent work of the Centre for Suicide Research is making a real difference in the work of suicide reduction. Samaritans has found their input into the development of our media guidelines work invaluable and is proud to be working with them.Catherine Johnstone, Former CEO, Samaritans
At the Centre for Suicide Research we translate findings about the extent and nature of self-harm and suicide into implications for prevention and treatment. We are proud that our work has had tangible benefits in terms of saving lives.
Our work has contributed to national regulations that have restricted availability of drugs used for suicide, particularly painkillers, which we have shown to have had major beneficial impacts. We have also developed resources for people bereaved by suicide, for parents and carers of young people who self-harm, and for prevention of suicide clusters.
We collaborate with a range of researchers in both the UK and other countries worldwide and lead the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England. We are partners in a Wellcome Trust funded initiative to reduce suicide in Sri Lanka, which provides a model for other countries in Asia.
Our NIHR Programme Grant in support of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy has extended our ability to contribute to understand and prevention of suicide and self-harm.
Other CSR Members
Fiona Brand - Research Nurse
John Ryall - Research Assistant
Education and income show heterogeneous relationships to lifespan brain and cognitive differences across European and US cohorts
Walhovd KB. et al, (2021), Cerebral Cortex