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.
- Epidemiological Research with National Danish Registers
Understanding the Determinants of Multiple Adverse Outcomes in Young People.
Research to identify the needs and experiences of those bereaved or affected by
Latest news and announcements
Healthy services and safer patients.
New NCISH report. We examined whether suicide rates were related to the way NHS mental health services were organised based on staff and patient surveys and national databases. We found higher staff turnover and more patient complaints and patient safety incidents were associated with higher suicide rates. For copy of the report click here (pdf, 816KB) Press release (pdf, 305KB)
Manchester Self-Harm Project
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
To read other published reports please see our Announcements page
Latest events and conferences happening across the centre:
- 29 October: Inquiry Director Prof. Louis Appleby will be giving a presentation 'Can services prevent suicide and homicide?' at a joint academic psychiatric seminar. The event is hosted by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and will take place at the Al-Hikmah Centre in Batley. Click here for to view the presentation slides Event flyer