The Bristol Suicide and Self-harm research group is co-led by Dr Becky Mars, Dr Duleeka Knipe, Prof David Gunnell and Dr Lucy Biddle, and is hosted within the Centre for Academic Mental Health at the University of Bristol. Bristol hosts a vibrant community of quantitative, qualitative and clinical researchers whose common aim is to better understand the causes of suicide and suicidal behaviour so as to inform clinical and population based prevention strategies. Two of the world’s largest trials of self-harm prevention were led by Bristol researchers.

Our goal is to carry out research that contributes to suicide prevention in the UK and globally using robust research evidence. The group are keen to establish new collaboration to improve our understanding of suicidal behaviour and ultimately reduce the number of people dying by suicide.

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We do not provide a treatment service or advice for those in crisis. If you are in crisis or feeling suicidal we urge you to seek help from your GP or family/friends. You can also call the Samaritans helpline (116 123) in the UK. For services available internationally please click here.