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National Self-Harm Registry Ireland annual report 2016.

Although the 2016 self-harm rates show a slight increase from 2015, there seems to be a stabilisation in the rate of self-harm in recent years. It should be noted however that the 2016 self-harm rate is still 10% higher than the rate in 2007, the year bef ...

National Office for Suicide Prevention annual report 2016.

The National Office for Suicide Prevention, within the HSE Mental Health Division, continues to work to realise the vision of an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide. Connecting for Life is the current national government strategy to reduce ...

Protect Life 2: a draft strategy for suicide prevention in the north of Ireland- Consultation Analysis Report

The Department of Health (DoH) has developed and consulted on Protect Life 2, a draft suicide prevention strategy for the north of Ireland. Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Consultation reports, Mental health and learning disabilities, Mental healt ...

Quarterly autism statistics for NI (October- December 2016)

The published tables (updated quarterly) include the number and rate of children referred for an assessment for autism and the number and rate of children diagnosed with autism each quarter. Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Statistical reports, DoH ...

Quarterly Autism Statistics for NI (January- March 2017)

The published tables (updated quarterly) include the number and rate of children referred for an assessment for autism and the number and rate of children diagnosed with autism each quarter. Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Statistical reports, DoH ...

The prevalence of autism (including Asperger's Syndrome) in school age children in Northern Ireland 2017

This annual report aims to show the prevalence rate of autism amongst the compulsory school age population. Analyses are provided by health and social care trust, gender, school year, special educational needs and multiple deprivation measure. Department ...

DoH Guidance on the Transfer of Patients Detained under Mental Health Legislation between Hospitals in Northern Ireland and Great Britain

DoH Guidance on the Transfer of Patients Detained under Mental Health Legislation between Hospitals in Northern Ireland and Great Britain Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Guidance literature, Mental health and learning disabilities DoH Guidance on ...

Connecting for Life Cork. Cork suicide and self-harm prevention action plan 2017- 2020.

. Health Service Executive Self-harm, Injury, Suicide Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide, 2015-2020 aims ‘to support local communities’ capacity to prevent and respond to suicidal behaviour’ and action 2.1.1 calls for local ...

The advocacy needs of mental health service users living in the community: a pilot study.

The report examines the need for independent, one-to-one advocacy supports for people who use mental health services and who need help to make decisions or access their rights and entitlements. The study surveyed 76 people who use mental health services i ...

Activities of Irish psychiatric units and hospitals 2016.

. Antoinette Daly, Sarah Craig Hospital Admission Summary figures from 2016 There was an equal proportion of male and female admissions. The 20–24 years age group had the highest rate of admission, at 549.4 per 100,000 of the population. This was followed ...

Evidence review to inform the parameters for a refresh of A Vision for Change.

This report presents the results of an evidence review to inform the parameters of the planned refresh of mental health policy in Ireland ten years after the publication of the existing policy framework set out in A Vision for Change (AVFC). The approach ...

Evidence Review to Inform the Parameters for a Refresh of A Vision for Change

13.7.2017 This report presents the results of an evidence review to inform the parameters of the planned refresh of mental health policy in Ireland ten years after the publication of the existing policy framework set out in A Vision for Change (AVFC). Evi ...

Navigating the challenges of digital health innovation: considerations and solutions in developing online and smartphone-application-based interventions for mental health disorders

This article presents an analysis of challenges and considerations when developing digital mental health innovations. Recommendations include collaborative working between clinicians, researchers, industry and service users in order to successfully naviga ...

You in mind- 'Your Experience Matters'- Sensemaker re-audit 2015

In 2012, the Public Health Agency and the Health and Social Care Board surveyed people across Northern Ireland to assess their experience of Mental Health services.  The Â'Your Experience MattersÂ' survey was based upon nine questions developed ...

Lifeline Crisis Response Service: pre-tender engagement

As part of the Protect Life strategy the Public Health Agency (PHA) is planning to tender for a Lifeline Crisis Response Service (LCRS), consisting of a Regional Crisis Telephone Helpline and Community-Based Support Services within each of the five HSC Tr ...

Audit of the exercise by An Garda Sí­ochána of the provisions of Section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991.

In this audit, the Garda respondentsâ?T accounts of contemporary policing in Ireland highlights the increasingly diverse and demanding roles expected of members of An Garda Síochána, of which child protection is now firmly a part. Chapter 1: Introductio ...

National Self-Harm Registry. Report for January- June 2016. Interim report.

In the first six months of 2016, the Registry recorded 5,471 presentations to hospital due to self-harm. This is equivalent to the number recorded for the same period of 2015 (n=5,475). Drug overdose was the most common method of self-harm, involved in 67 ...

Connecting for life: Kerry. Suicide prevention action plan 2017- 2020.

. Resource Office for Suicide Prevention Suicide, Self-harm The impact of suicide is devastating and far-reaching. It reverberates outwards through families, friends and communities. An issue that affects all of us so deeply can only be addressed by involv ...

A programme for a partnership Government annual report 2017.

. Department of The Taoiseach Housing, Homelessness, Rural Development, Disability, Older People, Mental Wellbeing On May 6th 2016, the new Partnership Government was formed, comprising Fine Gael, the Independent Alliance and Independent Deputies. The Annu ...

Presentations on alcohol, self-harm and suicide.

. Institute of Public Health in Ireland Substance Misuse, Self-harm Alcohol, self-harm and suicide was the focus of an all-island seminar organised and live streamed by IPH on behalf of the North-South Alcohol Policy Advisory Group in Dublin in May 2017.   ...

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