Background to C-SSHRI

Connecting for Life is Ireland’s national plan to reduce suicide 2015-2024. One key strategic goals is to improve surveillance, evaluation and high-quality research relating to suicidal behaviour.

In addressing this goal, specifically Action 7.4.2, C-SSHRI project partners (National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF), the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP)) are committed to co-ordinating and streamlining self-harm and suicide-related research completed on the island of Ireland.

The NSRF have established an internal Project Management Team to conduct the research. The Project Steering Group, with representation from the NSRF, the HEA and NOSP, will oversee project work and will report to the Connecting for Life Working Group.

What is C-SSHRI?

A research community specific to suicide and self-harm, which provides a forum for members to connect with each other, as well as organised meetings and events. Support from HSE and HEA will provide a policy connection, facilitating translation of research into policy.

This exciting Network will enhance collaboration between researchers across the island of Ireland, facilitate a wider dissemination of research findings, increase awareness of ongoing research, and through combined experience and expertise, create a ‘community of influence’ with respect to suicide and self-harm policy and commissioned research.

To contact a member of the C-SSHRI Team, please email: csshri@ucc.ie


High quality research, collaboration, better outcomes.

Vision Statement

We believe that through connection and collaboration on suicide and self-harm research, we will contribute to the overall outcomes of Connecting for Life – to reduce the suicide rate in the whole population and amongst specified priority groups and to reduce the rate of presentations of self-harm in the whole population and amongst specified priority groups.

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