Our data has informed local service providers to help them assess and manage risk of further self-harm and suicide. This has included their development of guidelines, handbooks and toolkit resources.

We are working with the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) and the Patient Safety Translational Research Centre to support 12 areas in England to improve community-based services and care for people who self-harm.

As part of this work, we have developed the following online resource to collate links to evidence and guidance around self-harm.

Our Management of Self-Harm in the Emergency Department resource helps health professionals learn more about why people self-harm and how to help those who present to hospital emergency departments.

Suicide and Self-Harm Research North West (SSHaRe NoW) is a collaboration between The University of Central Lancashire, Liverpool John Moores University, The University of Manchester, the Manchester Self-Harm Project, the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust and the NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs).