Manchester Self-Harm Project (MaSH)
The Manchester Self-Harm Project (MaSH) was founded in 1997. MaSH is a leading UK centre for the study of self-harm and suicidal behaviour.
The MaSH Project forms a part of the Department of Health funded Multicentre Study of Self-Harm in England.
News and Information
** 1st February 2018 ** Suicide Prevention Conference at Salford University
Dr Caroline Clements presented some of our key findings to the this conference.
** 5th December 2017 ** 20 Years of the Manchester Self-Harm Project
The MaSH Team presented our research findings, methodologies and prospective workplan to a gathering of clinicials, charitities and service users at the Manchester Friends Meeting Hall.
** May 2016** Seeking clinician's views on mental capacity, advance decisions, and suicidal behaviour
NIHR Programme Grant Project launches a national clinician survey on mental capacity, advance decisions, and suicidal behaviour. For more information, click here.
**April 2016** Epidemiology and trends in non-fatal self-harm in three centres in England, 2000-2012: findings from the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England
**April 2016** The MaSH Newsletter for Winter/Spring 2016
Our regular newsletters let you know what work MaSH has been doing recently and summarises some of our recently published papers. It can be viewed by clicking here. If you would like to subscribe to our half-yearly newsletters then please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
**February 2016** Rates of self-harm presenting to general hospitals: a comparison of data from the Multicentre Study of Self-Harm in England and Hospital Episode Statistics
Rates of hospital presentation for self-harm in England were compared using different national and local data sources. The findings have been published in BMJ open and can be read by clicking on DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009749
The aims of the Manchester Self-Harm Project are:
- To monitor patterns of self-harm locally
- To evaluate self-harm services
- To provide the evidence on which service development and training may be based
- To provide an infrastructure for further research on patterns of self-harm and their clinical management
- To inform and make recommendations on national suicide prevention initiatives
The purpose of the Manchester Self-Harm Project is to inform local services about self-harm patients and contribute to national research.
We disseminate our findings at national and international conferences, in peer reviewed journals and locally to service providers.
Locally, MaSH data is presented at clinical audit meetings, research and development forums and in the training of staff and medical students.
Our biennial reports provide updates on numbers and trends of self-harm presentations to Emergency Departments in Manchester.
This data is collected in collaboration with the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and Emergency Departments at Manchester Royal Infirmary (part of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), North Manchester General Hospital (part of Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) and Wythenshawe Hospital (part of University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust).
- Self-Harm in Manchester January 2010 to December 2011 (PDF 792kb) (Our Current Report)
Bickley, H., Steeg, S., Turnbull, P., Haigh, M., Donaldson, I., Dickson, S., Kapur, N., Cooper, J.
- Self-Harm in Manchester January 2008 to December 2009 (PDF 856 kb)
Dickson, S., Steeg, S., Gordon, M., Donaldson, I., Matthews, V., Kapur, N., Cooper, J.
- Self-Harm in Manchester 1st September 2005 to 31st August 2007 (PDF 267 kb)
Dickson, S., Steeg, S., Donaldson, I., Matthews, V., Healey, M., Cooper, J., Kapur, N., Murphy, E.
- Self Harm in Manchester 1st September 2003 to 31st August 2005 (PDF 593 kb)
Murphy, E., Dickson, S., Donaldson, I., Healey, M., Kapur, N., Appleby, L., Cooper, J.
- Manchester Self-Harm Project MaSH 6th Year Report 1st September 2002 to 31st August 2003 (PDF 175 kb)
Cooper, J., Johnston, A., Healey, M., Donaldson, I., Bickley, H., Kapur, N., Appleby, L.
- Manchester Self-Harm Project MaSH 5th Year Report 1st September 2001 to 31st August 2002 (PDF 226 kb)
Kelly, J., Cooper, J., Johnston, A., Healey, M., Donaldson, I., Kapur, N., & Appleby, L.
- Manchester and Salford Self-Harm Project (M.A.S.S.H.) Fourth Year Report (1.9.2000 - 31/8/2001) (PDF 375 kb)
Cooper, J., Johnston, A., Hiroeh, U.
- Manchester and Salford Self-Harm Project (M.A.S.S.H.) Third Year Report (1.9.99-31/8/2000)
Appleby, L., Cooper, J., Johnston, A.
- Manchester and Salford Self-Harm Project (M.A.S.S.H.) Second Year Report (1.9.98-31/8/99)
Appleby, L., Cooper, J., Johnston, A.
- Manchester and Salford Self-Harm Project (M.A.S.S.H.) First Year Report (1.9.97-31/8/98)
Cooper, J., & Appleby, L.
Multi-Centre and other Reports
- A mutlicentre programme of clinical and public health research in support of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England
- Gunnell, D., Hawton, K., Bennewith, o., Cooper, J., Simkin, S., Donovan, J., Evans, J., Longson, D., O'Connor, S., Kapur, N.
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - Self-harm (longer term management) - (CG133)
Our latest findings include research into the impact of the recent recession on self-harm; a systematic review evaluating risk scales using measures of diagnostic accuracy; and the exacerbating influence of hopelessness on other known risk factors for repeat self-harm and suicide.
We disseminate our research findings in peer reviewed journals.
Seminars and Conferences
We disseminate our findings at national and international conferences and locally to service providers at clinical audit meetings, research and development forums and in the presentations to staff and medical students.
The Manchester Self-Harm Studies operate from the Centre for Mental Health and Risk at the University of Manchester. The Manchester Self-Harm Project is a particpant in the Multi-Centre Study of Self-harm in England alongside other centres of excellence in Oxford and Derby.