Suicide Prevention Policy and Practice in Northern Ireland

Impact: Societial Impact, Public Policy Impact


Research on the scale and nature of suicide in Northern Ireland has changed awareness of suicide as a problem and has informed the development of suicide prevention strategies. The findings have received widespread coverage in local, national and international media with impact on a range of audiences. These include policy makers, suicide prevention practitioners, mental health professionals and the wider public. Elected representatives have used the research in debates in the House of Commons and Northern Ireland Assembly. Psychiatrists, counsellors, suicide prevention workers, volunteers for the Samaritans and the Commission on Victims and Survivors have actively engaged with the research.

Impact statusOngoing
Category of impactSocietial Impact, Public Policy Impact