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
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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 Safety in Mental Health
Research into suicide and homicide by mental health patients across the UK.
- 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.
- Patient Safety in Mental Health Services
This project aims to improve patient safety in mental health services by identifying the components of services which are associated with lower suicide and self-harm rates.
Latest news and announcements
*** NEW STUDY: Assessments and aftercare following self-harm ***
The PSTRC Patient Safety in Mental Health group are conducting a new study to investigate what helps and does not help people receive assessments and aftercare following self-harm. As part of the study, Dr Leah Quinlivan is interviewing clinicians in 37 hospitals and is conducting an online survey for patient and carer for patients and carers. If you are interested in hearing more about the clinician interview study, please contact the lead researcher, Dr Leah Quinlivan by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: 0161 2750727. The website for the patient and carer online survey study provides more information and links to participate in the study (https://sites.manchester.ac.uk/mhapt/). The study is ongoing and will continue until 2021.
NIHR Programme Grant Project launches a national clinician survey on mental capacity, advance decisions, and suicidal behaviour. For more information, click here