The Centre for Mental Health and Safety (formerly Centre for Mental Health and Risk) 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.
Latest news and announcements
***SAVE THE DATE***
NCISH will be holding its 20th anniversary conference on 6th October 2016 at Manchester's Whitworth Hall. For details of the event click here
***25th May, new Inquiry report published today***
For a full copy of the report click here. (PDF, 600KB)
For a copy of the infographics sheet with key messages click here. (PDF, 644KB)
To see a video of Professor Louis Appleby presenting the key findings cilck on the following links: Key findings. What do our findings mean for prevention?
For link to blog click here.
A linked academic paper ‘An investigation into suicide in children and young people in England: a consecutive case series’ has been published in The Lancet Psychiatry click here.
5 June: Professor Appleby will be speaking at the British Indian Psychiatric Association's Annual Conference at the Jury's Inn Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire.
23 May: Professor Nav Kapur and Dr Sharon McDonnell will be talking about their areas of research at the Pint of Science Festival. As the name suggests, Pint of Science takes place in the pub, with this event at Pie & Ale (Northern Quarter, Manchester) on Monday 23rd May from 7pm.
19 May: Professor Nav Kapur will be presenting a plenary session focussing on preventing self-harm and suicide at the 7th Asia Pacific IASP meeting in Tokyo. (Event information: Click here)
6 May: Professor Louis Appleby is the keynote speaker at Queer Futures Expertise Exchange Conference: Preventing LBGTQ youth suicide and self-harm held at Lancaster University.
25 April: Professor Louis Appleby, Professor Nav Kapur and Professor Jenny Shaw visit Dublin to discuss national suicide prevention project based on NCISH model.
22 April: NCISH Project Manager Dr Pauline Turnbull presents “Suicide: The national picture and RAID team’s role in prevention” at the National RAID Network Event hosted by Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust. (Event information: click here)
7 April: Professor Louis Appleby launches proposals from his independent review of GMC fitness to practice processes. Read his blog “Putting mental health safety at the heart of fitness to practice processes” by clicking here.
30 March: Professor Nav Kapur to present a plenary session on NCISH and MaSH findings at the American Association of Suicidology's 49th Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Event information
8 February: Inquiry Head of Suicide Research Professor Nav Kapur to present “Preventing suicide in mental health services: a UK wide perspective from the National Confidential Inquiry” at West Yorkshire Vanguard Zero Suicide conference, Bradford. Event flyer
2 February: Inquiry Director Professor Louis Appleby key speaker at first National Suicide Prevention Alliance conference One World Connected in London. Event information
12 November: Inquiry Director Prof. Louis Appleby will be giving a presentation 'suicide reduction-risk assessment and specialist care planning' at the Patient First Conference at the Excel Exhibition Centre, London. Conference timetable
6 November: Inquiry Director Prof. Louis Appleby will be giving a presentation on the findings of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness at NHS Benchmarking Conference in London Event timetable
6 October Professor Appleby presents at the East Midlands Academic Health Research Network's Mental Health Innovation Exchange Event. For more details of the event click here
Watch our Professor Nav Kapur's webinar 'Practical solutions for preventing suicide in healthcare settings' click here
***22nd July, new Inquiry report published today***
For a copy of the report click here (pdf, 6.24mb)
For a copy of the press release click here (pdf, 79kb)
For a copy of our infographics sheet for key messages click here (pdf, 242kb)
For a copy of our service user information sheet click here (pdf,195kb)
For details of the report launch click here
Outstanding Benefit to Society Through Research: NCISH, MASH and the Centre for Suicide Prevention highly commended for our work as part of the University of Manchester ‘Making a Difference’ awards. Click here for further information
*NEW: Centre name change*
We have renamed our research centre the Centre for Mental Health and Safety to reflect the increased focus on safety in healthcare services and to capture the positive preventative messages from our research findings – Professor Louis Appleby, Director.