FAQs

When was the NSRF established?

The National Suicide Research Foundation was established in 1994 by Dr. Michael Kelleher, at the request of the then Minister for Health, Brendan Howlin TD.
The brief was to conduct research into suicide and suicidal behaviour due to concerns regarding the accuracy of Irish suicide statistics and lack of knowledge of the extent of suicidal behaviour in the country.

Who is the NSRF funded by?

We are funded by the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP), HSE CH01 as well as the European Commission’s Marie Curie programme, the Health Research Board (HRB) and ESB ElectricAid.

Where can I find information regarding cases of suicide in Northern Ireland?

Please visit: NISRA

Where can I get a breakdown of information regarding suicides in Ireland?

Please visit: The Central Statistics Office

I need help. What will I do?

Please visit the Finding Help section of our website.

If it is an emergency, please go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department.

When do the NSRF Information Evenings take place?

The NSRF Information Evenings  cover our most up-to-date research findings, presentations and an interactive Q&A session.
To find out when the next Information Evening is, keep an eye on our Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn pages or you can sign up to receive our newsletter!

Contact info@nsrf.ie with your details.

Why does the Suicide Support and Information System (SSIS) only cover Cork City and County?

The SSIS has not been rolled out on a national level due to a lack of funding. We are hoping that the SSIS will be rolled out nationally in the future.

Why are last year’s figures for suicide rates in Ireland not yet available?

In Ireland, national suicide statistics are provided by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). However, the suicide figures (‘year of occurrence figures’) are usually published with a delay of 2 years or longer.

How do I find about the current National Suicide Prevention Strategy in Ireland?

Connecting for Life is founded on the suicide prevention work that has taken place in Ireland over the past ten years as part of Reach Out, the Government’s previous strategy to reduce suicide.

To view the full report, click here.