We are looking for men, age 18 and over to participate in a study to help us understand male suicide risk. We would like you to answer a series of questions about different topics, including your childhood, emotions, mental pain, and suicidal thoughts and feelings. Even if you have never had suicidal thoughts of feelings, your answer will help provide vital insight.
New blog by SBRL’s Cara Richardson summarising findings from her recent systematic review examining suicide risk factors in men. Suicides in men outnumber women in almost every country in the world (Naghavi, 2019), with the exception of the 15-19 year age group. In Scotland males accounted for almost 75% of all suicide deaths in 2019 (ScotPHO, 2020). Each life lost to suicide is a preventable tragedy and more needs to be done to understand the risk factors in individuals who take their own life.
I had the pleasure of taking part in Roman Kemp’s documentary Our Silent Emergency on mental health and suicide which he made following the death of his best friend and radio producer Joe Lyons. It will be broadcast tonight on BBC1 at 9pm as well as streaming on BBC iPlayer now.
Are you currently studying at a U.K. University? Or have done so previously? If so, we would like to hear about your experiences. We are currently recruiting for any individuals who are currently attending, or have previous attended, University within the U.K. This research aims to explore student emotions and thinking styles during University, as well as experiences of support networks.
Researchers at Middlesex University London would like to hear about your personal experiences of attempted suicide. You will be making a major contribution to an under-explored area of research into suicide and suicide prevention in Further and Higher Education.
Are you aged between 16-25 and have accounts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter?
This study aims to investigate the possible relationships between social media use, self-harm/suicidal behaviour and a range of mental health and wellbeing factors. You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire, which will take approximately 20 minutes. You can complete this on any internet-enabled device in a place and time of your choosing.
Suicide is baffling and devastating in equal measures, and it can affect any one of us: one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds. Yet despite the scale of the devastation, for family members and friends, suicide is still poorly understood.
It is incredibly humbling and rewarding to work with such a dedicated group of people, both here at the University and well beyond. Everyone has a shared goal of trying to do whatever we can to help and protect the most vulnerable during this global COVID-19 pandemic, as we all navigate an uncertain future ahead together.
Rory O’Connor was interviewed on BBC Scotland’s The Nine news and current affairs programme in the aftermath of Caroline Flack’s death. Here’s part of the interview here where he discusses the complexity of suicide and the importance of safety planning in suicide prevention.
We are looking for participants for a one-hour interview to explore people’s experiences of social relationships. The interview will also include some questionnaires of how you perceive your social relationships in the present. This one-off confidential interview is one-on-one with a member of the research team via video conferencing. The information you provide will be kept confidential and you will help us to better understand wellbeing and suicide risk in a UK population.