National Self-Harm Registry Ireland

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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.

It 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.

What does the NSHRI do?

The Registry collects data based on persons presenting to hospital emergency departments as a result of an episode of deliberate self-harm, as defined by the Registry.

How many emergency departments were included?

As of 2006, the Registry has obtained full coverage of all general and paediatric hospital emergency departments in the Republic of Ireland.

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

Please see the Annual Registry reports here.

The Registry Team

Dr. Eve Griffin, Dr. Christina Dillon, Mr Niall McTernan, 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: www.nsrf.ie | Email Eve Griffin, Christina Dillon: evegriffin@ucc.ie / c.dillon@ucc.ie

Tel: +353 (0)21 420 5542
Email: evegriffin@ucc.ie