East Midlands Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research Network

em-srn-logo.jpgThe East Midlands Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research Network (EM-SRN) was set up in June 2013. It is a virtual network aimed at all professionals and organisations who may work with those who self-harm or who may attempt suicide. It is run by the team who lead on our research on self-harm and suicide prevention

What are the network’s aims?

The EM-SRN aims to provide a single point of contact for all professionals to encourage greater collaboration across the region and facilitate the sharing and implementation of research and best practice.

We hope that representatives from a range of diverse occupations will use the network to link up and provide one another with support and inspiration that will lead to direct benefits for both themselves and the service users with which they work.

Past activity and events

January 2019: East Midlands Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research Network (EM-SRN) event held on 18 January 2019 at the Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Hospital, Derby.

December 2016: Collaboration with the ‘Research for the Faculty of Law’ at Queensland University of Technology, Australia to share and discuss suicide prevention research, 13 December 2016; Centre for Research and Development, Kingsway, Derby, DE22 3LZ.

January 2015: East Midlands Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research Network (EM-SRN) event, 21 January 2015; Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1BB.

June 2014: East Midlands Self-harm, Suicide Prevention and Suicide Bereavement Conference; Institute of Mental Health, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, NG8 1BB.

August 2014: The East Midlands Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research Network became a member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA).

June 2013: The first East Midlands Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research Forum held at the Centre for Research and Development, Kingsway, Derby, DE22 3LZ.

How can I get involved? 

EM-SRN has a Google group to provide communication between professionals in the region. Membership numbers and active discussions are steadily growing and we are hoping this will prove to be a great resource for professionals in the region. It is hoped that the group and forum will be used to share research, experiences, ideas and to inform the network’s members of upcoming events for the East Midlands and neighbouring counties.

How can I find out more?

If you could like access to the Google group or have any other questions or queries, please contact us by emailing dhcft.cssr@nhs.net

The Centre for Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research team 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 GP, through a telephone helpline service such as Samaritans (UK telephone number 116 123 free from a mobile or landline), or by discussing your problems with a friend or colleague. For more information for Derby and Derbyshire, visit our help in a mental health crisis pageBefrienders Worldwide offers a comprehensive directory of crisis helplines worldwide. We are also not able to discuss individual cases.

[LINK to Getting help – health in a mental health crisis ]

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