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Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention Resources

Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention Resources

The Suicide Prevention and Research Impact Network (SPRIN) is a network connecting researchers and those interested in researching best practice for self-harm and suicide prevention. SPRIN does not provide advice or support for those in crisis. If you require urgent help please speak to someone today. 

  • Lifeline: 0808 808 8000
  • Samaritans: 116 123

This purpose of this section is to offer links to  research, reports, statistics, organisations and other resources which are relevant to self-harm and suicide prevention. If you know of any additional information that should be included in this resource section please contact

Centre for Suicide Prevention (Canada)

Centre for Suicide Prevention is an education centre, a centre of excellence, based in Calgary, Alberta. Their library is host to over 45,000 suicide specific resources. 

International Association for Suicide Prevention

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) is dedicated to preventing suicide and suicidal behaviour, alleviating its effects, and providing a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers and suicide survivors. 

National Confidential Enquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (UK)

NCISH provide crucial evidence to support service and training improvements. They also undertake studies into suicide prevention in the general population, and report on the incidence of homicide by people in contact with mental health services

National Office for Suicide Prevention Ireland (Ireland)

NOSP was established to strategically lead on suicide prevention across the Health Service Executive and in collaboration with multiple sectors. The work of the office has been underpinned by Connecting for Life, Ireland's National Strategy to Reduce Suicide. 

Suicide Bereavement UK

Suicide Bereavement UK aims to conduct research to advance understanding of the experiences and perceived needs of those bereaved or affected by suicide, to improve the care of those bereaved or affected by suicide, to reduce the stigma associated with suicide bereavement and to inform policy and practice in suicide bereavement support. 

Suicide Prevention Australia

Suicide Prevention Austalia exists provide a clear, collective voice for suicide prevention. They aim to achieve this by acting as a gateway to current knowledge on suicide prevention, by synthesizing data and developing insights to inform and advise policy and decision makers, and by fostering research and innovation to deepen understanding and practical application. 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (USA)

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the US National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. 

Zero Suicide Alliance

Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) is a collaboration of National Health Service trusts, charities, businesses and individuals who are committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. ZSA aims to improve support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of, and promoting, free suicide prevention training which is accessible to all. 

Zero Suicide International

Zero Suicide International (ZSI) has hosted global networking summits every 16 to 18 months. The purpose of their website is to capture the story of the ZSI meetings, the publications and research developed and/or inspired by these gatherings and the principles founders and champions who have led the effort. 

Please note that inclusion in this section does not imply that the Suicide Prevention Research and Impact Network (SPRIN) endorses or supports any of the bodies or materials referred to. SPRIN will not include links to any commercial company or their products. 

If you require urgent help please speak to someone today. 

Lifeline: 0808 808 8000

Samaritans: 116 123