Northern Ireland Registry of Deliberate Self-Harm 2009 Annual Report
If you are in despair and wish to speak to someone, you can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 or Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or Childline on 0800 11 11
The Self-Harm Registry emanated from the Northern Ireland Suicide Prevention Strategy “Protect Life – A Shared Vision” and was piloted in the hospitals within the Western Health and Social Care Trust area of Northern Ireland. Following recommendation from the pilot evaluation, the Self-Harm Registry is currently expanding to include the hospitals within the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.
The aim of the Registry is to identify the extent of self-harming behaviour by collecting relevant anonymised data from hospital Accident and Emergency departments. The analysis of this information will inform the development of policies and shape the implementation of measures aimed at preventing suicide and self-harm.