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.
PhD Candidate, Research Officer IASP
Caroline began her work in the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF) in 2009 following a BSc in Public Health and Health Promotion from University College Cork (UCC). Over the years Read More
Dr Mary Joyce
Manager NSHRI/Senior Post-doctoral Researcher
Dr Mary Joyce is manager of the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland and a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Suicide Research Foundation. Mary graduated with a PhD in Applied Psychology Read More
Data Manager/Senior 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
Sarah Nicholson (O'Meara)
Data Protection Officer/ Quality Manager/ Research Officer
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.
National Self-Harm Registry Ireland Interim Report Jan-Jun 2019
National Self-Harm Registry Ireland Annual Report 2018
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
Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO) Self-Harm Data Reports 2018
CHO Area 1 2018
CHO Area 2 2018
CHO Area 3 2018
CHO Area 4 2018
CHO Area 5 2018
CHO Area 6 2018
CHO Area 7 2018
CHO Area 8 2018
CHO Area 9 2018
Registry Leaflet 2019
The association between self-harm and area-level factors
Self-harm among the Homeless Population in Ireland
Self-harm and public holidays
Paracetamol‑related intentional drug overdose among young people: a national registry study of characteristics, incidence and trends, 2007–2018.
Repeat Self-Harm Following Hospital-Presenting Intentional Drug Overdose among Young People—A National Registry Study.
Risk of repetition and subsequent self-harm following presentation to hospital with suicidal ideation: A longitudinal registry study.
A national case fatality study of drugs taken in intentional overdose.
Hospital-presenting self-harm and ideation: Comparison of incidence, profile and risk of repetition.
The association between self-harm and area-level characteristics in Northern Ireland: an ecological study
Method of self-harm and risk of self-harm repetition: findings from a national self-harm registry
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Incidence and Repetition of Hospital-Treated Deliberate Self Harm: Findings from the World’s First National Registry
Suicide and deliberate self harm in older Irish adults
The area-level association between hospital-treated deliberate self-harm, deprivation and social fragmentation in Ireland
Registry Data Protection Policy