Report: Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm Annual Report 2017-2018
This is the fourth regional report from the Northern Ireland Self-Harm Registry. The most recent report covered the period 2012-2015 and this report builds on previous work and includes annual data up to the end of March 2018. The National Self-Harm Registry Ireland has been operating in the Republic of Ireland since 2002, via the National Suicide Research Foundation. Under the Northern Ireland Suicide Strategy “Protect Life –A Shared Vision”, the Registry was piloted in the Western Health & Social Care Trust area from 2007. Building upon the success of this pilot, the Registry was implemented across all five Health and Social Care Trusts, with effect from 1stApril 2012.
The purpose of the registry is to improve understanding about self-harm and related behaviours in Northern Ireland. The information gathered will be used to monitor trends and patterns over time and, perhaps most importantly, will help shape the development of services and support to meet need. The information will also help provide trusts and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety with a more accurate understanding of the impact of self-harm on Emergency Departments.