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.
A unique mental health programme set up to help those in distress, which was developed through work led by Rory O’Connor and Jack Melson, has won a prestigious Scottish Health Award. The national Distress Brief Intervention programme which is a partnership between a range of statutory and 3rd sector organisations including the University of Glasgow received the Care for Mental Health award at the Scottish Health Awards event held in Edinburgh on the 14th of November.