This launch event will focus on suicide prevention and self-harm research and impact in Northern Ireland.
The Suicide Prevention Research and Impact Network’s (SPRIN) mission is to strengthen research-practice connections in the field of suicide prevention and improve the evidence-base. SPRIN has three primary aims:
• Connection –to develop communication channels to link academics, policy makers, the community and voluntary sector, those with lived experiences and those in professional practice to support knowledge transfer and wider self-harm and suicide prevention efforts within a national and international context.
• Support – to provide a central hub to highlight the latest research, training and events to support and strengthen evidence-based approaches to self-harm and suicide prevention.
• Advocacy – to create a strong voice to support evaluation and quality improvement practices, to encourage relevant and timely evidence-based policy development and implementation, and to ensure research efforts are strategically targeted and implemented effectively according to the needs of those directly affected.
This SPRIN launch event will focus on suicide prevention and self-harm research and impact in the Northern Ireland context. It will consist of short presentations from the SPRIN development group and be followed by a Q&A on future research, events and information that attendees would like to see.