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Self-harm: Parents' experiences

Credits

Nic Hughes

Nic is a Senior Research Fellow in Palliative Care and  Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Leeds. At the time of this study he worked as a Senior Qualitative Researcher in the Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Nic obtained his PhD in medical sociology from the University of Glasgow in 2011. 

Sue Simkin

Sue has researched on self-harm and suicide since the early 1970s.  At the time of this study she was Research Associate and Co-ordinator of the Centre for Suicide Research in the University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry.  She conducted 22 of the interviews and with Nic Hughes wrote the topic summaries for this project.

The study was funded as part of a National Institute for Health Research Programme Grant (see below) – Keith Hawton was the lead investigator.

Thanks to all those who were interviewed; individuals and organisations who helped us recruit participants; and Anne Stewart for contributing to the analysis.


ADVISORY PANEL

Louise Locock, Chair
Director of Applied Research, Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Dept Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Liz Bale
Lay panel member

Fiona Brand
Psychiatric Liaison Nurse/ Research Nurse, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Fiona Goodall
Founder, Oxford Mental Health Forum

Caroline Harroe
Managing Director of Harmless

Keith Hawton
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford; Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust; Director, University of Oxford Centre for Suicide Research

Veronica Kamerling
Proprietor, Eating Disorders and Carers

Karen Lascelles
Suicide Prevention Lead, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

John Powell
Senior Clinical Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group

Karen Rodham
Professor of Health Psychology, University of Staffordshire

Kate Saunders
DPhil student and Specialty Registrar, University of Oxford & Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Kate Smith
General Practitioner

Anne Stewart
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Supported by:

The National Institute for Health Research.
This project presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (Reference Number RP-PG-0610-10026). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

 

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