Several NSRF studies have addressed objectives relating to reducing or restricting access to lethal means (NSHRI, EAAD, SSHO), with significant impact, such as the withdrawal of distalgesic, the establishment of a Task Force on reducing access to benzodiazepines, increasing safety at locations where people frequently engage in suicide involving drowning or attempted drowning .  In 2021, an initiative began, which aims to address the increasing rate of paracetamol related intentional drug overdoses, supported by the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland data.

The longstanding expertise in this area and consistency of effectiveness of these measures in reducing suicide and self-harm, supports the establishment of this research cluster.

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