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Young adult mental health, Children and adolescents

01 March, 2019

Self-Injury Awareness Day: St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Pieta House join forces to educate on self-harm

Standing together for self harm awareness Ellen Townsend Professor of Psychology at University of Nottingham, Lena Lenehan Senior Clinical Director Pieta, Paul Gilligan CEO of St Patrick’s, Professor Ella Arensman Chief Scientist with the National Suicide Research Foundation and Dr Eve Griffin Research Fellow at the National Suicide Research Foundation at the fourth annual Self-Harm Awareness Conference, a collaboration between St Patrick’s and Pieta House
Standing together for self harm awareness Ellen Townsend Professor of Psychology at University of Nottingham, Lena Lenehan Senior Clinical Director Pieta, Paul Gilligan CEO of St Patrick’s, Professor Ella Arensman Chief Scientist with the National Suicide Research Foundation and Dr Eve Griffin Research Fellow at the National Suicide Research Foundation at the fourth annual Self-Harm Awareness Conference, a collaboration between St Patrick’s and Pieta House

Now in its fourth year, the annual conference, which is aimed at healthcare professionals, social care and education providers, parents, carers, policy makers and influencers was created as a way to increase awareness and understanding around self-harm and is held every year to coincide with self-injury awareness day.

The conference follows on from self-harm figures that St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Pieta House drew attention to earlier in the week, highlighting the current landscape of self-harm in Ireland, particularly among young people.

For the first time, the conference also explored self-harm in the LGBTI+ community – where rates of self-harm are twice as high as non-LGBTI+, with Monnine Griffith, BeLonG To Executive Director, delivering a presentation on how youth work reduces rates of self-harm among LGBTI+ young people.

Tags:   self-harm   Self-harm awareness day   self-harm awareness conference   LGBT+  

Self-harm and suicide in young people: Risk and protective factors, and evidence-based interventions

Self-harm and suicide in young people: Risk and protective factors, and evidence-based interventions

Professor Ella Arensman, Chief Scientist with the National Suicide Research Foundation, Ireland and Research Professor with the School of Public Health, University College Cork.

 

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Self-harm in Ireland: Priority groups and opportunities for intervention

Self-harm in Ireland: Priority groups and opportunities for intervention

Dr Eve Griffin, Research Fellow, National Suicide Research Foundation, and Manager, National Self-Harm Registry Ireland.

 

Slides

Self-harm: A single construct?

Self-harm: A single construct?

Richard Booth, Director of Psychology, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services

 

Slides

A practical guide for parents, carers and educators of young people who self-harm

A practical guide for parents, carers and educators of young people who self-harm

Siobhán Leijen, Centre Manager, Pieta Midland.
Sinead Raftery, Clinical Manager, Pieta House West and Ballina Outreach Service.

 

Slides

Innovation in understanding and responding to selfharm: The Card Sort Task for self-harm

Innovation in understanding and responding to selfharm: The Card Sort Task for self-harm

Ellen Townsend, Professor of Psychology at University of Nottingham and Lead of the Self-Harm Research Group (SHRG)

 

Slides

How youth work reduces rates of self-harm among LGBT+ young people

How youth work reduces rates of self-harm among LGBT+ young people

Moninne Griffith, BeLonG To Executive Director.

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