Strategic Research Cluster: Suicide, Self-harm and Mental Health in the Workplace

Over the past 10 years, the NSRF have conducted several research projects focusing on suicide prevention and mental health promotion in the workplace. The first of these projects, SSIS and SSIS-ACE (HRB funded) study, identified occupational settings, such as construction and health sectors, as being associated with high risk of suicide.

The recently launched EU Horizon 2020 funded research project Mental Health Promotion and Intervention in Occupational Settings (MENTUPP) is a large-scale interdisciplinary intervention and research project, involving 15 countries and 17 partners in Europe and Australia (2020-2023). The aim of MENTUPP is to improve mental health in the workplace by developing, implementing and validating a complex intervention targeting both non-clinical and clinical mental health difficulties in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) representing construction, healthcare and ICT sectors, and thus to reduce self-harm and suicide.

Considering this track record and expertise, and major gaps in knowledge and prevention of suicide in occupational settings, the NSRF have established this research cluster.

This research cluster currently includes two projects: