National Self-Harm Registry Ireland

What is the Registry?

The National Self-Harm Registry Ireland (NSHRI) 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  self-harm, as defined by the Registry.

How many emergency departments are included?

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

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Registry Team

Dr Eve Griffin
Research Fellow/Manager, NSHRI
Dr Eve Griffin is a research fellow with the National Suicide Research Foundation (Cork, Ireland) and manager of the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland. She graduated with a PhD in Applied Read More
Niall McTernan
Data Manager/Research Officer, NSHRI
Niall joined the National Suicide Research Foundation in September 2015 and his primary role is the management and collation of data for the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland. It is also Read More
Dr Paul Corcoran
Head of Research
Paul Corcoran is Director of Research in the National Suicide Research Foundation. He is an epidemiologist with more than twenty years of experience in suicidal behaviour research. Paul is also Read More
Sarah O’Meara
Research Officer HRB RLA/NSHRI
Conal Wrigley
Statistical Epidemiologist, NSHRI/ Senior Reseacher, National DBT
Conal graduated from University College of Cork in 2015 and holds a Masters in Applied Psychology. Conal joined the NSRF in July 2018 as a part-time senior researcher for the Read More

Data Registration Officers

Data Registration officers (DRO’s) are responsible for collecting the data that forms the basis of the Registry reports. Please click here to see a list of all the Registry DRO’s.

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Annual Reports

National Self-Harm Registry Ireland Interim Report Jan-Jun 2018

National Self-Harm Registry Ireland Report 2017

National Self-Harm Registry Ireland Report 2016

National Self-Harm Registry Ireland Report 2015

National Self-Harm Registry Ireland Report 2014

National Registry of Deliberate Self Harm Report 2013

National Registry of Deliberate Self-Harm Report 2012

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Infographics

2017 infographic

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Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO) Self-Harm Data Reports 2017

CHO Area 1 2017

CHO Area 2 2017

CHO Area 3 2017

CHO Area 4 2017

CHO Area 5 2017

CHO Area 6 2017

CHO Area 7 2017

CHO Area 8 2017

CHO Area 9 2017

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Registry Leaflet

Registry Leaflet 2017

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Evidence Briefs

Self-harm among the Homeless Population in Ireland

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Publications

2019

Method of self-harm and risk of self-harm repetition: findings from a national self-harm registry           

2018

Increasing rates of self-harm among children, adolescents and young adults: a 10-year national registry study 2007–2016

Acute hospital reconfiguration and self-harm presentations: a before-and-after study

Self-harm among the homeless population in Ireland: A national registry based study of incidence and associated factors

Frequently used drug types and alcohol involvement in intentional drug overdoses in Ireland: a national registry study

Recommended next care following hospital treated self-harm: Patterns and trends overtime  

2017

Intentional Drug Overdose Involving Pregabalin and Gabapentin: Findings from the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland, 2007–2015

Alchol Involement in Suicide and Self-Harm: Findings From Two Innovative Surveillance Systems

The involvement of alcohol in hospital-treated self-harm and associated factors: findings from two national registries

2016

Risk of repeated self-harm and associated factors in children, adolescents and young adults

Variation between hospitals in inpatient admission practices for self-harm patients and its impact on repeat presentation

2015

Impact of the economic recession and subsequent austerity on suicide and self-harm in Ireland: An interrupted time series analysis

Hospital-Treated Deliberate Self-Harm in the Western Area of Northern Ireland

2014

Characteristics of hospital-treated intentional drug overdose in Ireland and Northern Ireland

The iceberg of suicide and self-harm in Irish adolescents: a population-based study

2013

Severity of hospital-treated self-cutting and risk of future self-harm: a national registry study

Psychotropic medication involved in intentional drug overdose: implications for treatment

Factors associated with self-cutting as a method of self-harm: Findings from the Irish National Registry of Deliberate Self-Harm

2012

The Incidence and Repetition of Hospital-Treated Deliberate Self Harm: Findings from the World’s First National Registry

2010

Suicide and deliberate self harm in older Irish adults

2007

The area-level association between hospital-treated deliberate self-harm, deprivation and social fragmentation in Ireland