National Self-Harm Registry Ireland (Test)

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What is the Registry?

  • The National Self-Harm Registry Ireland is a national system of population monitoring for the occurrence of hospital-treated self-harm. It was established, at the request of the Department of Health and Children, by the National Suicide Research Foundation and is funded by the Health Service Executive’s National Office for Suicide Prevention.
  • The registry collects data on persons presenting to hospital emergency departments as a result of self-harm in the Republic of Ireland. The Registry had near complete coverage of the country’s hospitals for the period 2002-2005 and, since 2006, all general hospital and paediatric hospital emergency departments in the Republic of Ireland have contributed data to the Registry.

What are the aims of the NSHRI?

  • To establish the extent and nature of hospital-treated deliberate self harm in Ireland.
  • To monitor trends over time and also by area.
  • To contribute to policy and development in the area of suicidal behaviour.
  • To help the progress of research and prevention.

Where can I find information regarding the findings of this research?

Please see the Annual Registry reports below, by year. Our latest 2014 report was launched on September 16th 2015.

The Registry Team

Dr. Eve Griffin, Professor Ella Arensman, Christina Dillon, Dr. Paul Corcoran, Professor Ivan J Perry, Data Registration Officers.


For more information, please contact: National Suicide Research Foundation, 4th Floor, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Ireland | Tel: +353 21 420 5551 | Web: | Email Eve Griffin or Christina Dillon: /