We are an internationally recognised research centre that has had a major influence on UK policy and practice since 1996. Today it continues to deliver fresh insights that enable health professionals, service providers, policy-makers, patients, offenders and their families to explore opportunities to:
- improve safety and reduce risk
- prevent suicide and self-harm
- combat the stigma of mental illness
Leading our research
The Centre's research is led by senior academics and clinicians with a worldwide reputation for pioneering improvements in understanding and professional practice.
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- National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness
Research into suicide and homicide by mental health patients across the UK and the sudden unexplained death of psychiatric in-patients in England and Wales.
- Manchester Self-Harm Project
Research into and audit of self-harm presentations at the three Emergency Departments in the City of Manchester.
- Offender Health Research Network
A multi-disciplinary research network focused on offender health care research.
- Parental mental illness and risk
Research into outcomes for children whose parents experience mental ill health.
- Bereavement by suicide
Research to identify the needs and experiences of those bereaved or affected by suicide (postvention).
Latest news and announcements
National Confidential Inquiry Annual Report 2014
Published: 16 July 2014
- National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness: Annual Report 2014 – England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (pdf, 1.81MB)
- Video: NCI 2014 Report: Findings 1 - Suicide post-discharge, Crisis Resolution/Home Treat, Restraint
- Video: NCI 2014 Report: Findings 2 - Intimate partner homicide, Suicide by hanging
- Press release (pdf, 278KB)
- Report launch presentation slides (ppt, 1.38MB)
New Manchester Self-Harm Project Poster
Published: 15 July 2014
Report by the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness
Published: 26 March 2014
- Suicide in primary care in England: 2002-2011 (pdf, 647KB)
To read other published reports please see our Announcements page
Latest events and conferences happening across the centre:
- 23 September 2014 Conference: Suicide Bereavement: The Missing Link in Suicide Prevention