The Manchester Self-Harm Project is based in the Centre for Suicide Prevention at the University of Manchester.

 

News and Information

March 3 2020 - Incidence and general hospital costs of self-harm across England: estimates based on the multicentre study of self-harm

In this Multi-Centre paper we estimate the incidence of self-harm presentations to hospitals and their associated hospital costs across England. The results of this study highlight the extent, hospital costs and distribution of self-harm presentations to hospitals in England and identify potential sub-populations that might benefit from targeted actions to help prevent self-harm and assist those who have self-harmed.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S2045796020000189

Feb 1 2020 - Exploring characteristics and risk of repetition in people who fail to report previous hospital presentations for self-harm: A case-control study using data from The Manchester Self-Harm Project

As a risk factor for future self-harm and suicide, questions about past self-harm are typically included in assessments that help inform management of people who self-harm. However, little is known about people with a history of self-harm who do not report it.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.10.052

Feb 2020 - Mortality in children and adolescents following presentation to hospital after non-fatal self-harm in the Multicentre Study of Self-harm: a prospective observational cohort study

Self-harm and suicide in children and adolescents are growing problems, and self-harm is associated with a significant risk of subsequent death, particularly suicide. Long-term follow-up studies are necessary to examine the extent and nature of this association.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(19)30373-6

23 January 2020 - MaSH will be joining colleagues from the Centre for Mental Health and Safety at the NCISH Conference

MaSH researchers Harriet Bickley and Bushra Farooq will be hosting a stand at the NCISH (The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health) Conference again this year.

To visit the NCISH website click here.

Jan 21 2020 - The significance of site of cut in self-harm in young people

Self-cutting in young people is associated with high risk of repetition and suicide. It is important, therefore, to identify characteristics of self-cutting that might impact on repetition and aspects of care by staff.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.093

25 September 2019 - MaSH will be joining colleagues from the Centre for Mental Health and Safety at the Suicide Bereavement Conference

Suicide Bereavement Conference - What About Us?MaSH Researchers Harriet Bickley, Jackie Ward and colleagues from NCISH (The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health) will be hosting a Centre for Mental Health and Safety exhibition stand at the Suicide Bereavement Conference again this year.

Visit us to hear about our Centre’s recent research.

To visit the Suicide Bereavement UK Conference website click here.

 

27 September 2019 - MaSH on the Centre for Mental Health and Safety Research Station at Manchester Museum

27 September 2019 – MaSH Researchers Harriet Bickley, Bushra Farooq and NCISH colleagues will be hosting our Centre’s first ‘Research Station’ at Manchester Museum at this year’s European Researchers’ Night. It is free for members of the public to attend, so come and visit us between 5-9pm to learn more about our self-harm and suicide research. There are lots of other Research Stations, talks and storytelling events by researchers from across The University of Manchester at the event too.

For more details and to book tickets click here

 

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2019 - New paper looking at self-harm in midlife using data from the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England

In our paper "Self-harm in midlife: analysis using data from the Multicentre Study of Self Harm in England", we describe characteristics and treatment needs of people in midlife who present to hospitals following self-harm.

For more information click here!

 

1st October 2018 - MaSH Launch E-Learning site

The Manchester Self-Harm Project have launched their E-Learning site "Management of Self-Harm in the Emergency Department", for staff working in the emergenceny department. Learn about why people may self-harm, the common risk factors for self-harm, access practical clinical guidance on self-harm management. 

Visit the site at: Management of Self-Harm in the Emergency Department

 

 

27th September 2018 - New paper using novel propensity score analysis on self-harm data

In our paper "Suicide and all-cause mortality following routine hospital management of self-harm: Propensity score analysis using multicentre cohort data", we examine associations between four types of hospital management.

For more information click here!

 

9th October 2018 - Research Associate Harriet Bickley will be hosting the MaSH exhibition stand at the NCISH 5th Annual Conference

The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health will host their 5th Annual Conference on 9th October 2018.

MaSH Research Associate Harriet Bickley will be hosting the MaSH exhibition stand at the Conference to discuss the work of the MaSH Project, highlight our findings and answer any questions that attendees may have.

For more information click HERE!

 

26th September 2018 Research Associate Harriet Bickley will be be hosting the MaSH exhibition stand at the Suicide Bereavement Conference

Suicide Bereavement UK's 7th International Conference 'Suicide Bereavement: Breaking the Silence' will be held in Manchester on 26th September 2018. MaSH Research Associate Harriet Bickley will be be hosting the MaSH exhibition stand at the Conference to discuss the work of the MaSH Project, highlight our findings and answer any questions that attendees may have.

For more information click HERE!

 

5th to 9th September 2018 - Dr Caroline Clements to present at the 17th ESSSB

Dr Caroline Clements will be presenting our work on Self-Harm in midlife at the ESSSB Conference in Ghent from 5th to 9th September 2018.

For more information click HERE!

 

16th March 2018 - Prof Nav Kapur will be speaking at the "Working Together" conference

Professor Nav Kapur will be speaking at the "Working Together: Suicide Prevention Conference" in Derby.

For more information click HERE!

 

1st February 2018 - Dr Caroline Clements to present at the Suicide Prevention Conference at Salford University

Dr Caroline Clements will be presenting our work on Self-Harm to a Suicide Prevention conference at Salford University on 1st February 2018, where other expert speakers from NHS, social care and the charity sector will also explain what more can be done to support those at risk of taking their own life.

For more information click HERE!

 

30th January 2018 - Prof Nav Kapur presents to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention

Ensuring that MP's are properly informed about the research findings we make is an important part of the work of the Manchester Self-Harm Project.

For more information click HERE!

 

23rd January 2018 - Dr Caroline Clements presents to the GMMHT Suicide Prevention Group

Ensuring that service providers are properly informed about the research findings we make is an important part of the work of the Manchester Self-Harm Project.

For more information click HERE!

 

17th January 2018 - Dr Caroline Clements presents to the Greater Manchester Suicide Prevention Executive Group Of the GM Combined Authority

Ensuring that the people who co-ordinate and direct services in the city are properly informed about the research findings we make is an important part of the work of the Manchester Self-Harm Project.

For more information click HERE!

 

January 2018 - New paper Published

The care received by people presenting to hospital following self-harm varies and it is unclear how different types of treatment affect risk of further self-harm.

Our paper "Routine hospital management of self-harm and risk of further self-harm: propensity score analysis using record-based cohort data" shows the potential value of using novel statistical techniques in large mental health datasets to estimate treatment effects.

For more information click HERE!

 

2nd January 2018 - New paper Published

In our paper "The predictive accuracy of risk scales following self-harm: multicentre, prospective cohort study" we aim to evaluate the performance of risk scales (Manchester Self-Harm Rule, ReACT Self-Harm Rule, SAD PERSONS Scale, Modified SAD PERSONS Scale, Barratt Impulsivity Scale); and patient and clinician estimations of risk in identifying patients who repeat self-harm within six months.

For more information click HERE!

 

Aims

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

Purpose

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.

MaSH Reports

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).

Multi-Centre and other Reports

Research Papers

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. 

Visit our publications page for a full list of our Publications going back to our foundation in 1997.

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.

Structure

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.