David Gunnell and colleagues in SSCM (Jenny Donovan, Chris Metcalfe, John Potokar, Will Hollingworth, Richard Huxtable) have been awarded £1,765,660 for a new NIHR Programme of suicide prevention research.
The research is a collaboration between the University of Bristol, AWP Mental Health Trust and research colleagues at the Universities of Oxford, Manchester and Stirling. The overall aim of the research is to contribute to reducing suicide in England. The team will focus on three key issues identified in the National Suicide Prevention Strategy:
- Developing and piloting an intervention to reduce the impact of the economic recession on suicide
- Improving the care of people who self-harm
- Preventing suicides from new high-lethality methods