Mental Health, Suicide and Self-Harm Seminar 2022: Call for Abstracts

In celebration of World Mental Health Day 2022, the NSRF, in collaboration with C-SSHRI, are hosting a Suicide, Self-Harm and Mental Health Seminar.

This full-day Seminar will feature a Keynote Lecture, Research Presentations and focused Masterclasses on a wide variety of topics related to suicide, self-harm and mental health.

Further information on the Seminar Programme and Keynote speaker will be shared in the coming weeks.

To register your free attendance, please visit our Eventbrite page.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions are invited on the following broad topics:

1. Mental health

2. Self-harm

3. Suicide

Abstracts should be structured according to the following headings:

  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Further guidelines:

  • The abstract title should contain no more than 20 words
  • The abstract text should contain no more than 350 words
  • References should not be used within the abstract, unless particularly useful for clarification
  • Personal contact details etc. are not permitted within the abstract text
  • Please submit the details of presenting author within the body of the email as follows:
    • Name
    • E-mail address
    • Phone number
    • Please indicate if you are an Early Career researcher. This typically includes postgraduate, masters, PhD and postdoctoral candidates, registrars and trainee psychologists. If unsure, please indicate your current status for us to clarify.
  • Please submit details of any co-authors and their affiliations
  • Please indicate your preference for 15-minute or 3-minute rapid oral presentation
  • Submit abstract as a word document via email to
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts is Wednesday August 31st 2022.

Successful applicants for the 15-minute presentations will have 12 minutes to present and 3 minutes for questions.

Please note, there are limited oral presentation opportunities within the Seminar programme. Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel, and a notification of Review Outcome will be emailed by the end of August.

We encourage all presenters to attend the Seminar in-person.

For further information or queries related to abstract submission, please email