GCRF: South Asia Self Harm research capability building initiative (SASHI)

Lead Research Organisation: Bangor University
Department Name: Sch of Social Sciences

Abstract

Our vision is to bring together a critical mass of international expertise and research excellence to build capability and capacity to conduct research on Deliberate Self Harm (DSH).

Our main aim is to produce new and robust information to inform the understanding of the nature of DSH in the context of profound social, political and economic challenges in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) such as India and Pakistan.

Research leaders are thinly spread in LMICs, which limits capability building and restricts capacity. There are serious gaps in knowledge about DSH in South Asia. We will meet these challenges in two ways:
- firstly by conducting research
- secondly by providing training.

Research that is collaboratively designed, culturally appropriate and rigorously implemented is one of the best learning tools for building capability. A trained and skilled workforce will continue to build capability and capacity for research. In this partnership, capability building is reciprocal and sustainable. We will share knowledge across the partnership.

The programme of work will include training in different areas such as research methods, systematic reviews, data analysis and research governance. PhD students will benefit from the training. We will design some of the training ourselves and bring in other experts to help. We will draw on the expertise of people with lived experience to develop our work programme.

A lot of different academic disciplines are involved in the programme. We will work together and share our knowledge to support post doctoral researchers and PhD students who will become the research leaders of the future.

Our research programme will develop new evidence and strengthen our understanding of DSH. We will carry out research using quantitative and qualitative methods.

We will develop a flexible and trained research workforce in India and Pakistan to carry out fieldwork safely, efficiently and rigorously in challenging environments. We will work closely with Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) partners in Pakistan and India.

We will share our findings widely with a range of stakeholders including the local community, international forums and in high impact scientific journals. Our work will inform the development of culturally relevant community and primary-care responses to DSH and suicide in LMIC. Our work will also inform the development of suicide prevention policies, including public health messages and measures.

We will document and evaluate the development of the partnership and knowledge exchange processes, and disseminate the findings on conducting this work.

Our three core datasets (household survey sample, stakeholder sample, and DSH Register) will help us to examine and describe DSH in local context, explore substantive areas of interest in rich detail, answer a number of research questions and inform policy development and community and health service responses. We will find out more about differences and similarities between India and Pakistan and the differences and similarities between South Asia and other regions of the world.

Technical Summary

Our vision is to bring together a critical mass of international expertise and research excellence to build capability and capacity to conduct research on Deliberate Self Harm (DSH).

Our main aim is to produce new and robust information to inform the understanding of the nature of DSH in the context of profound social, political and economic challenges in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) such as India and Pakistan.

Research leaders are thinly spread in LMICs, which limits capability building and restricts capacity. There are serious gaps in knowledge about DSH in South Asia. We will meet these challenges in two ways:
- firstly by conducting research
- secondly by providing training.

Research that is collaboratively designed, culturally appropriate and rigorously implemented is one of the best learning tools for building capability. A trained and skilled workforce will continue to build capability and capacity for research. In this partnership, capability building is reciprocal and sustainable. We will share knowledge across the partnership.

The programme of work will include training in different areas such as research methods, systematic reviews, data analysis and research governance. PhD students will benefit from the training. We will design some of the training ourselves and bring in other experts to help. We will draw on the expertise of people with lived experience to develop our work programme.

A lot of different academic disciplines are involved in the programme. We will work together and share our knowledge to support post doctoral researchers and PhD students who will become the research leaders of the future.

Our research programme will develop new evidence and strengthen our understanding of DSH. We will carry out research using quantitative and qualitative methods.

We will develop a flexible and trained research workforce in India and Pakistan to carry out fieldwork safely, efficiently and rigorously in challenging environments. We will work closely with Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) partners in Pakistan and India.

We will share our findings widely with a range of stakeholders including the local community, international forums and in high impact scientific journals. Our work will inform the development of culturally relevant community and primary-care responses to DSH and suicide in LMIC. Our work will also inform the development of suicide prevention policies, including public health messages and measures.

We will document and evaluate the development of the partnership and knowledge exchange processes, and disseminate the findings on conducting this work.

Our three core datasets (household survey sample, stakeholder sample, and DSH Register) will help us to examine and describe DSH in local context, explore substantive areas of interest in rich detail, answer a number of research questions and inform policy development and community and health service responses. We will find out more about differences and similarities between India and Pakistan and the differences and similarities between South Asia and other regions of the world.

Planned Impact

The South Asia Self Harm research capability building initiative (SASHI) project aims to have significant impact on individuals who experience DSH, families, communities, health and care providers, policy makers and the international research community. There will be a number of direct and indirect pathways to impact.

Individuals at risk of deliberate self harm (DSH) and suicide and their families: Survivors of DSH are at increased risk of recurrent DSH and suicide. This work will provide new empirical evidence about DSH, including the information about prevalence and immediate and short term outcomes. Together with an understanding of how DSH occurs gained through the qualitative work, we will be able to identify what affects help-seeking behaviour, and social and health factors that might be amenable to intervention. Wider engagement with the local communities will raise awareness and encourage understanding about the antecedents (for example, rural debt, mental illness, life events) and consequences (disability, death) of DSH. We anticipate that this will decrease stigma and increase help seeking. We will achieve this through working with survivors, families and health and care providers to identify the best routes and media for disseminating information. Possible examples include use of social media and local media such as community radio and existing community groups.

Health and Care community: Identifying care needs and describing help seeking behaviour will inform service developments and new service models and approaches aimed at reducing DSH and at providing appropriate aftercare. Reducing the number of episodes of DSH will reduce the burden on secondary and intensive care facilities. We will achieve this by working with provider organisations to create joint action plans informed by our findings. We will produce training material based on the experience of implementing the core elements of the project. In particular we will carefully document the process of developing and implementing the DSH Registers in a manual. The research will improve the care of people following an episode of DSH as this has the potential to prevent further episodes and reduces the risk of suicide. To achieve this, wider engagement with policy makers is essential and we will prepare targeted SASHI Policy Briefings on a regular basis.

Academic communities: Enhancing the skill set of the local academic community will have lasting effects and help to build a strong research community and increase capacity for further research planning and activity such as scoping reviews, feasibility studies, trial platforms and systematic reviews. We will achieve this through knowledge exchange activities, research training and mentoring which will leave sustainable legacies for the local academic communities. Training local fieldworkers drawn from the health worker population has the potential to create a sustainable, flexible and efficient research delivery team for future research projects. The composition of the international team will ensure that our findings will be presented to a wide range of disciplines. Through the expansion of our knowledge and understanding of DSH, the work will lay the foundation for further research and evaluation.

The work will be of direct relevance to other Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) and will also be of interest to people working with minority immigrant communities in the UK and services providing support following an episode of DSH. Having an impact lead in each country and a strong internet and social media presence through a web site, briefings, Twitter feed and Blog and copy for local, national and international audience, enables us to reach individuals who experience DSH, families, communities, health and care providers, policy makers and the international research community to affect change to improve the health and wellbeing of communities in LMIC.

Organisations

 
Description A Youth Culturally adapted Manual Assisted Psychological therapy (Y-CMAP)
Amount £956,721 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R022461/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 10/2022
 
Description AMAN Foundation 
Organisation Aman foundation
Country Pakistan 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Exploring possibilities of telehealth services for self-harm and suicide prevention. Offered training calendar for capacity building of their community/field workers
Collaborator Contribution They identified how they can facilitate us in providing a telehealth services to people who have engaged in self-harm and suicide survivors. They offered access to their links in different communities
Impact Developed a training calendar for Basic Needs Team. PILL team has already conducted a workshop on "Academic writing".
Start Year 2018
 
Description Advisor to Dean SSUET and Faculty members of SSUET 
Organisation Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology
Country Pakistan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Shared information regarding SASHI project and discussed possible session regarding academic writing with SSUET students to enhance their research capabilities.
Collaborator Contribution Identified how they can facilitate us in improving students research skills
Impact One workshop on how to write a research proposal has been conducted by PILL SASHI team.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Antecedents and outcomes of debt and self-harm 
Organisation Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement
Country India 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Profs Robinson and Poole, and Dr Murali Krishna have continued to meet with Dr Balasubramanian Founder of SVYM, for example, during their visit to Mysore in May 2018. Dr Murali Krishna has maintained regular contact with SVYM. SASHI researchers included individuals with a particular interest in social factors. Drawing together a multidisciplinary team with experience in in depth case study research and policy analysis and influence provides a strong partnership to take the debt research and impact work forward.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Balasubramanian will help set up a Memoradum Of Understanding (MOU). He will be leading the project evaluating the impact of debt and the recently implemented debt waiver programme on self-harm among farmers in Mysore. GRAAM are an important policy focused NGO with particular expertise around community engagement and social factors. GRAAM have become an important element of our pathways to impact infrastructure in India.
Impact A MOU will be confirmed between SASHI and GRAAM, in 2019. The proposed project on debt will use an innovative case study approach to debt. We will consider in-depth case studies on the antecedents and consequences of debt from the perspective of individuals, families, communities and policy makers. GRAAM included public health, social policy and medicine. This work will be developed in collaboration with the SACR Team in University of Edinburgh and Sri Lanka.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Bahria University 
Organisation Bahria University
Country Pakistan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact We submitted an outline grant application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Building capacity for mental health research and training in South Asia 
Organisation Bangor University
Department School of Psychology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The British Council have funded a collaboration of mental health researchers and providers to strengthen infra-structure in mental health research in South Asia. The group are led by Bangor University School of Psychology. SASHI have agreed to collaborate and to explore opportunities to bring the two groups together.
Collaborator Contribution SASHI and this British Council funded collaboration have agreed to work together and to optimise resources by holding a joint policy focused meeting in South Asia in 2019. Leading members of the collaboration have been invited to SASHI meetings in Manchester in November and Sharjah in December. Although self-harm research is broader than mental health research there is an overlap in skills and areas of substantive interest and the teams intend to work together to their common aims.
Impact Joint policy facing meeting in preparation to be held in India in spring 2019
Start Year 2018
 
Description Cardiff University 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department School of Social Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact Social work and Computer Sciences. We submitted an outline grant application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description CareIf 
Organisation Careif
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We collaborated with this international mental health organisation to prepare an extension the SASHI work in South Asian countries. This included preparation of an outline grant application.
Collaborator Contribution This international mental health organisation agreed to collaborate to extend the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact Outline grant application to RCUK GCRF. The outline was not progressed through to full proposal. We are likely to collaborate in the future.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Children's conceptualisation of resilience in Pakistan 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GCRF SASHI PI collaborated on the development of a GCRF ESRC mental health grant on resilience. This strengthened the social science part of the multidisciplinary team.
Collaborator Contribution The research team at the University of Leicester led the development of this grant application which is currently under review. The grant application was not successful.
Impact Interdisciplinary grant application submitted to the ESRC. Disciplines include, psychiatry, psychology, public health and social sciences. The grant application was not successful.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Dar ul Sakoon 
Organisation Dar ul Sakoon
Country Pakistan 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dar Ul Sakoon is an organisation providing support to vulnerable groups including children with learning disabilities and older adults. We have discussed mapping and feasibility work for mental health problems in older adults, relating to self-harm and suicide prevention.
Collaborator Contribution The organisation demonstrated a willingness to get involved in self-harm and suicide prevention work in older adults
Impact Dr Jill McGarry (Greater Manchester Mental health Foundation Trust) visited Pakistan in Feb 2018 and visited Dar ul Sakoon. Pakistan SASHI team is now developing two research protocols one for a survey on self-harm in LD and another survey on self-harm in Autism. There are regular critical appraisal sessions where Pakistan SASHI team select an article on these topics and critically appraise this. SASHI co-investigator Prof. Leroi visited Dar ul Sakoon during her Karachi visit. Dar ul sakoon team expressed great interest in joint projects. Together we will develop protocol on self-harm prevention among individuals with Learning Disabilities.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences 
Organisation Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact We submitted an outline grant application. The application did not progress to full application. We are likely to collaborate in the future.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Department of Psychology, Jinnah University for Women, Pakistan 
Organisation Jinnah University for Women
Country Pakistan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Shared information regarding SASHI project and discussed possible awareness session regarding self-harm and Suicide
Collaborator Contribution Identified how they can facilitate us in spreading awareness regarding self-harm and Suicide.
Impact One session on risk identification of self-harm and Suicide was planned and conducted on 31st August by PILL SASHI team.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Director of NUST, Karachi 
Organisation National University of Sciences and Technology
Country Pakistan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Shared information regarding SASHI project and discussed possible awareness session regarding self-harm and Suicide among young adults.
Collaborator Contribution Identified how they can facilitate us in spreading awareness regarding self-harm and Suicide
Impact One session on Suicide and self-harm prevention is planned for September 2018
Start Year 2018
 
Description Director of the Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University 
Organisation Bahria University
Country Pakistan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Shared information regarding SASHI project and discussed possible awareness session regarding self-harm and Suicide and Psychological first aid for people who are at risk. Also discussed some academic writing session for research students.
Collaborator Contribution Identified how they can facilitate us in spreading awareness regarding self-harm and Suicide.
Impact One session on risk identification of self-harm and Suicide has been planned for September 2018
Start Year 2018
 
Description Exploratory pilot study of a Brief Psychological Intervention (Y-CMAP) for adolescents and young adults who present alter self-harm in Johannesburg 
Organisation Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Y-CMAP is a proposal submitted to the MRC UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health call in May 2018. This has grown from the SASHI project. The PI on the proposal is SASHI CoI Professor Nusrat Husain of the University of Manchester, with a proposed start date of January 2019. SASHI PI Catherine Robinson will act as a Co-Investigator on the project, if awarded. As SASHI PI, she will apply her experience of leading projects on suicide and self-harm in Asia to the project based in South Africa as the social sciences lead on the project.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Nusrat Husain of the University of Manchester is the PI on this proposal. He is also the Manchester lead and a CoI on the SASHI project. The research has been developed by a multi-disciplinary research team (psychiatry, clinical psychology, social sciences, ethics, biostatistics, health management, paediatrics) and the project draws on multiple strands of research.
Impact A proposal was submitted to the MRC UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health call in May 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Exploratory pilot study of a Brief Psychological Intervention (Y-CMAP) for adolescents and young adults who present alter self-harm in Johannesburg 
Organisation Middlesex Hospital
Country United States 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Y-CMAP is a proposal submitted to the MRC UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health call in May 2018. This has grown from the SASHI project. The PI on the proposal is SASHI CoI Professor Nusrat Husain of the University of Manchester, with a proposed start date of January 2019. SASHI PI Catherine Robinson will act as a Co-Investigator on the project, if awarded. As SASHI PI, she will apply her experience of leading projects on suicide and self-harm in Asia to the project based in South Africa as the social sciences lead on the project.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Nusrat Husain of the University of Manchester is the PI on this proposal. He is also the Manchester lead and a CoI on the SASHI project. The research has been developed by a multi-disciplinary research team (psychiatry, clinical psychology, social sciences, ethics, biostatistics, health management, paediatrics) and the project draws on multiple strands of research.
Impact A proposal was submitted to the MRC UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health call in May 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Exploratory pilot study of a Brief Psychological Intervention (Y-CMAP) for adolescents and young adults who present alter self-harm in Johannesburg 
Organisation Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Y-CMAP is a proposal submitted to the MRC UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health call in May 2018. This has grown from the SASHI project. The PI on the proposal is SASHI CoI Professor Nusrat Husain of the University of Manchester, with a proposed start date of January 2019. SASHI PI Catherine Robinson will act as a Co-Investigator on the project, if awarded. As SASHI PI, she will apply her experience of leading projects on suicide and self-harm in Asia to the project based in South Africa as the social sciences lead on the project.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Nusrat Husain of the University of Manchester is the PI on this proposal. He is also the Manchester lead and a CoI on the SASHI project. The research has been developed by a multi-disciplinary research team (psychiatry, clinical psychology, social sciences, ethics, biostatistics, health management, paediatrics) and the project draws on multiple strands of research.
Impact A proposal was submitted to the MRC UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health call in May 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Exploratory pilot study of a Brief Psychological Intervention (Y-CMAP) for adolescents and young adults who present alter self-harm in Johannesburg 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Y-CMAP is a proposal submitted to the MRC UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health call in May 2018. This has grown from the SASHI project. The PI on the proposal is SASHI CoI Professor Nusrat Husain of the University of Manchester, with a proposed start date of January 2019. SASHI PI Catherine Robinson will act as a Co-Investigator on the project, if awarded. As SASHI PI, she will apply her experience of leading projects on suicide and self-harm in Asia to the project based in South Africa as the social sciences lead on the project.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Nusrat Husain of the University of Manchester is the PI on this proposal. He is also the Manchester lead and a CoI on the SASHI project. The research has been developed by a multi-disciplinary research team (psychiatry, clinical psychology, social sciences, ethics, biostatistics, health management, paediatrics) and the project draws on multiple strands of research.
Impact A proposal was submitted to the MRC UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health call in May 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Exploratory pilot study of a Brief Psychological Intervention (Y-CMAP) for adolescents and young adults who present alter self-harm in Johannesburg 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Y-CMAP is a proposal submitted to the MRC UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health call in May 2018. This has grown from the SASHI project. The PI on the proposal is SASHI CoI Professor Nusrat Husain of the University of Manchester, with a proposed start date of January 2019. SASHI PI Catherine Robinson will act as a Co-Investigator on the project, if awarded. As SASHI PI, she will apply her experience of leading projects on suicide and self-harm in Asia to the project based in South Africa as the social sciences lead on the project.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Nusrat Husain of the University of Manchester is the PI on this proposal. He is also the Manchester lead and a CoI on the SASHI project. The research has been developed by a multi-disciplinary research team (psychiatry, clinical psychology, social sciences, ethics, biostatistics, health management, paediatrics) and the project draws on multiple strands of research.
Impact A proposal was submitted to the MRC UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health call in May 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Exploratory pilot study of a Brief Psychological Intervention (Y-CMAP) for adolescents and young adults who present alter self-harm in Johannesburg 
Organisation Wits Health Consortium
Country South Africa 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Y-CMAP is a proposal submitted to the MRC UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health call in May 2018. This has grown from the SASHI project. The PI on the proposal is SASHI CoI Professor Nusrat Husain of the University of Manchester, with a proposed start date of January 2019. SASHI PI Catherine Robinson will act as a Co-Investigator on the project, if awarded. As SASHI PI, she will apply her experience of leading projects on suicide and self-harm in Asia to the project based in South Africa as the social sciences lead on the project.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Nusrat Husain of the University of Manchester is the PI on this proposal. He is also the Manchester lead and a CoI on the SASHI project. The research has been developed by a multi-disciplinary research team (psychiatry, clinical psychology, social sciences, ethics, biostatistics, health management, paediatrics) and the project draws on multiple strands of research.
Impact A proposal was submitted to the MRC UK-South Africa Joint Initiative on Mental Health call in May 2018.
Start Year 2018
 
Description IIHMR University 
Organisation IIHMR University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application. We have met regularly, including collaborating on a major meeting in Jaipur in February 2019 in collaboration with the WPA
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application. The SASHI Team and members of IIHMR have met regularly, including collaborating on a major meeting in Jaipur in February 2019 in collaboration with the WPA and meetings in late 2019 and early 2020
Impact Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Public Health
Start Year 2017
 
Description INEHD 
Organisation Tribhuvan University of Nepal
Country Nepal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact Health Economic and Psychiatry. We submitted an outline grant application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Indian Institute of Health Management Research Jaipur 
Organisation IIHMR University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have started to plan a number of pieces of work which relate to global mental health and provision of services and support in rural areas in India. We have explored the gap in services for people with serious mental illness and adults with learning disability. We will continue to explore opportunities to extend our work in collaboration and have started to prepare research questions about supervision of health workers in remote areas, identifying the needs of adults with learning disability and psychological autopsy in rural communities.
Collaborator Contribution IIHMR bring particular expertise related to public health and research on the management of service provision in low and middle income countries. They train graduates in health management and recruit students from a number of countries. Their research interests are closely aligned with the SASHI group and we are working together to increase capacity and capability in research to extend the SASHI research both within India and in other countries in South Asia. IIHMR members will meet with the wider group in December 2018 in the SASHI meetings in Sharjah.
Impact IIHMR were collaborators in a large grant application to extend the scope and reach of the SASHI network. IIHMR includes public health and psychology and health management.
Start Year 2017
 
Description JSS Medical College and Hospital 
Organisation JSS Medical College and Hospital
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussion about the potential for doctors and other mental health professionals undertaking postgraduate training to work with the SASHI team on their dissertation projects where this work is relevant to self-harm or suicide prevention. Profs C Robinson and Poole met Dr Kushalappa PA Director, Dr B Manjunath, the registrar, Dr Basavanna Gowda Patil, Principal, and Dr Rajesh Raman Head of the Department of Psychiatry at JSS University of Mysore to set up a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) in May 2018. Dr Murali Krishna is continuing to work with them for setting up of this MOU. The SASHI team will work with JSS on gaining a better understanding about self-harm and suicide and the pathways and barriers to prevention and support.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion about the JSS Hospital participating in the self-harm register research Prof Rajesh Raman is helping us draft and set up the MOU. He is helping in the preparatory work for setting up of a self-harm register at JSS Hospital Mysore. He will be working jointly with Dr Murali Krishna on a wide range of planned activities for building up self-harm research capacity at JSS University. He will also guide us in the receiving the necessary clearances from the ethics and clinical research committee at the JSS University. He will attend the SASHI meeting at Sharjah in December 2018 to refine the plans about students and self-harm.
Impact Psychiatry, nursing, clinical psychology, medical social work 1. The MOU between the Centre for Mental Health and Society (CFMHAS), Bangor, and JSS university will be signed in December 2018. 2. Dr Murali Krishna, Senior Research Fellow Bangor University and SASHI researcher has been offered an adjunct faculty at the Department of Psychiatry, JSS University. 3. Setting up of the Self harm Register at JSS Hospital in Mysore 4. Jointly develop the SASHI self-harm and mental health project for the student populations in Mysore 5. Dr Shivanand, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, JSS will register for a PhD programme examining the social and psychosexual determinants of self-harm in Mysore. 6. Dr Megha has registered the mental health and suicidality among the adolescents for her Master's dissertation (MD). To commence from 2019. 7. Dr Sashanth has registered 'the social and clinical determinants of self-harm among older adults in Mysore' for his Master's dissertation (MD). To commence from 2019
Start Year 2017
 
Description JSS University of Mysore 
Organisation JSS University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Profs C Robinson and Poole met Dr Kushalappa PA Director, Dr B Manjunath, the registrar, Dr Basavanna Gowda Patil, Principal, and Dr Rajesh Raman Head of the Department of Psychiatry at JSS University of Mysore to set up a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) in May 2018. Dr Murali Krishna is continuing to work with them for setting up of this MOU. The SASHI team will work with JSS on gaining a better understanding about self harm and suicide and the pathways and barriers to prevention and support. JSS are now the main project partner. The collaboration agreement is due to be signed off shortly and Dr Rajesh Rahman will be part of the Co Investigator group.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Rajesh Raman is helping us draft and set up the MOU. He is helping in the preparatory work for setting up of a self-harm register at JSS Hospital Mysore. He will be working jointly with Dr Murali Krishna on a wide range of planned activities for building up self harm research capacity at JSS University. He will also guide us in the receiving the necessary clearances from the ethics and clinical research committee at the JSS University. He will attend the SASHI meeting at Sharjah in December 2018 to refine the plans about students and self harm.
Impact 1. The MOU between the Centre for Mental Health and Society (CFMHAS), Bangor, and JSS university will be signed in December 2018. 2. Dr Murali Krishna, Senior Research Fellow Bangor University and SASHI researcher has been offered an adjunct faculty at the Department of Psychiatry, JSS University. 3. Setting up of the Self harm Register at JSS Hospital in Mysore 4. Jointly develop the SASHI self-harm and mental health project for the student populations in Mysore 5. Dr Shivanand, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, JSS will register for a PhD programme examining the social and psychosexual determinants of self harm in Mysore. 6. Dr Megha has registered the mental health and suicidality among the adolescents for her Master's dissertation (MD). To commence from 2019. 7. Dr Sashanth has registered 'the social and clinical determinants of self harm among older adults in Mysore' for his Master's dissertation (MD). To commence from 2019
Start Year 2018
 
Description MHF 
Organisation Sport Northern Ireland
Department Policy and Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact We submitted an outline grant application. The grant application was not successful.
Start Year 2017
 
Description MMCRI Burns Unit 
Organisation Mysore Medical College
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussion about working together to augment the routinely collected data on the burns unit to enable a burns unit register to be established as part of the SASHI self-harm register research and to also serve the needs of the burns unit. Discussion about the creation of a care pathway between the burns unit and psychiatry and the burns unit and NGOs. Discussion about the role of stigma and substance misuse. Discussion about the role of routinely collected data and follow-up of individuals.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion about working together to augment the routinely collected data on the burns unit to enable a burns unit register to be established as part of the SASHI self-harm register research and to also serve the needs of the burns unit. Discussion about the role of stigma and substance misuse. Discussion about the role of routinely collected data and follow-up of individuals.
Impact Plastic surgery and hospital medicine
Start Year 2018
 
Description MMCRI Community Medicine 
Organisation Mysore Medical College
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussion about postgraduate trainees working with SASHI to develop research questions about self-harm and suicide prevention in their dissertation research. Discussion about the role of alcohol in self harm and suicide. Discussion about stigma in the role of suicide and self-harm.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion about postgraduate trainees working with SASHI to develop research questions about self-harm and suicide prevention in their dissertation research. Agreed that a member of faculty would work directly with the SASHI team on the SASHI household survey. Agreed that substance misuse and mental illness will be an important focus in SASHI.
Impact public health and community medicine
Start Year 2018
 
Description Middlesex University 
Organisation Middlesex University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application. We are preparing a number of other grant applications
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact We submitted an outline grant application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description NIMHANS 
Organisation National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences
Country India 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact Psychiatry, nursing, social work. We submitted an outline grant application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description National Institute of Mental Health & Hospital (NIMH) 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Agreed to collaborate to extend the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution Agreed to collaborate to extend the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology
Start Year 2017
 
Description PGI Chandigarh 
Organisation Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussion about PGI faculty collaborating in SASHI research, particularly in relationship to substance misuse and self-harm and suicide. We discussed creating a memorandum of understanding.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion about PGI faculty collaborating in SASHI research, particularly in relationship to substance misuse and self-harm and suicide. Discussion about sources of funding to extend the SASHI research platform in India.
Impact PGI faculty includes psychiatry, clinical psychology and medical social work
Start Year 2018
 
Description Punjab University 
Organisation Punjabi University
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Shared information regarding SASHI project and discussed possible awareness session regarding self-harm and Suicide among Students, also discussed Academic writing session.
Collaborator Contribution Identified how they can facilitate us in spreading awareness regarding self-harm and suicide and improving students' research writing skills. Exploring options for joint research work, particularly in the area of self-harm in chronic medical conditions
Impact A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed. Joint meetings have taken place and further meetings are planned.
Start Year 2018
 
Description QMUL 
Organisation St Bartholomew's Hospital
Department School of Medicine and Dentistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology
Start Year 2017
 
Description RCPsych 
Organisation Royal College of Psychiatrists
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Agreed to collaborate to extend the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application. We have held a series of meetings with their internationalisation lead to advise RCPsych about getting involved in global mental health research, including working with the SASHI network. We have also discussed other global health related research funding streams and about research on supervision in the context of scale-up activity.
Collaborator Contribution Agreed to collaborate to extend the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application. We have held a series of meetings with their internationalisation lead to advise RCPsych about getting involved in global mental health research, including working with the SASHI network. We have also discussed other global health related research funding streams and about research on supervision in the context of scale-up activity.
Impact The collaboration with RCPsych has resulted in the submission of one outline proposal and discussion about the potential to collaborate on other research activity related to global mental health, in particular the topic of supervision
Start Year 2017
 
Description Raju Hospital 
Organisation Raju Hospital
Country India 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology. We submitted an outline grant application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Sir Syed University Karachi 
Organisation Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology
Country Pakistan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Briefing about SASHI project. Exploring possibilities of developing protocols for self-harm and suicide prevention in youth, capacity building of students
Collaborator Contribution Offered joint venture of establishing research infrastructure in university campus
Impact Training calendar for students has been developed. PILL staff have also conducted an introductory workshop on academic writing.
Start Year 2018
 
Description TPO Nepal 
Organisation Transcultural Mental Health Institute
Country United States 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact We submitted an outline grant application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing Mysore 
Organisation The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Profs Robinson and Poole, and Dr Murali Krishna, had a meeting with Prof S Goswami at the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore. This meeting identified AIISH as an important resource for capacity building, and carrying out training and dissemination activities. Further work has involved a joint workshop and successful joint funding application with Dr Ira Leroi (SASHI Co-Investigator)
Collaborator Contribution Prof Goswami is helping us draft and set up a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Bangor University, University of Manchester, Oxford University, PILL, MMCRI and AIISH, Mysore. He has specifically sought permission for SASHI-India staff to use the state of the art facilities at his institution for training and public engagement activities. Further work has involved a joint workshop and successful joint funding application with Dr Ira Leroi (SASHI Co-Investigator)
Impact 1. MOU between Bangor University, University of Manchester, Oxford University, PILL, MMCRI and AIISH to be drafted by December 2018; 2. AIISH is a premier institution of the Central Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This provides a direct pathway for the policy impact in India; 3. Resources (e.g. lecture theatres, halls and auditorium, and AV facilities) will be made available for the SASHI team for effectively conducting public engagement, training and scientific dissemination activities in Mysore; 4. Prof Goswami will collaborate with us in conducting the self-harm studies among the immigrant populations in Mysore. 5. Funded research project starting in March 2019
Start Year 2018
 
Description The Department of Anthropology, University of Mysore 
Organisation University of Mysore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Profs. Robinson and Poole, and Dr Murali Krishna had a meeting with Prof. Gangadhar, Head of the Department of Anthropology at University of Mysore. This meeting identified the University of Mysore as an important resource for capacity building, and developing educational and training resources. The potential for SASHI staff to co-supervise MA and MSc students is under discussion.
Collaborator Contribution Prof. Gangadhar is helping us set up a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) between the SASHI Collaborators and the University of Mysore. In addition, he has made provision for CFHMAS, Bangor and SASHI India team to use the multimedia resources available at University of Mysore for developing educational training resources.
Impact 1. The MOU between the SASHI Collaborators and the Department of Anthropology, University of Mysore, has been drafted and will be formalised in November 2018 during a knowledge exchange visit. 2. The team and SASHI India team have access to the multimedia studio at University of Mysore for developing educational training resources that can be broadcast to all graduate and postgraduate educational organisations in the State of Karnataka. 3. The Department of Anthropology are considering identifying student undertaking Masters level dissertations to work with the SASHI team.
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Chester 
Organisation University of Chester
Department Faculty of Health and Social Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application. The SASHI team are involved in some knowledge exchange work to extend their work on self-harm and suicide prevention with particular occupational groups including known to be of high risk for self harm and suicide. The SASHI group bring particular expertise in self-harm research, narrative methods and the use of routinely collected data.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application. Professor Vimal Sharma chairs the World Psychiatric Association interest group on rural mental health. Professor Sharma developed the Global Mental Health Assessment Tool (GMHAT) for use by non-specialist workers. The GMHAT may become part of the Self Harm Register additional data set.
Impact We submitted an outline grant application. Psychiatry and Nursing are included in the disciplines from University of Chester. We are developing a further grant application in relation to learning disability.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Karachi 
Organisation University of Karachi
Country Pakistan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Shared information regarding SASHI project and discussed possible awareness session regarding self-harm and Suicide and Psychological first aid for people who are at risk. Also discussed some academic writing session for research students. Exploring possibilities of developing training tool kit for General Practitioners and Clinicians for self-harm risk assessment and prevention strategies
Collaborator Contribution Identified how they can facilitate us in spreading awareness regarding self-harm and Suicide. Offered expertise in development of training tool kit and weekly supervision.
Impact One session on self-harm and Suicide prevention has been planned for September 2018. Have identified expert for involvement in collaborative work. Discussion is going regarding drafting a formal contract with one of the lecturers of the university. PILL agreed to assign one Research Assistant who will meet consultants from university once a week and will start working on developing a tool kit for General Practitioners
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Liverpool 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Institute of Psychology, Health and Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact We submitted an outline grant application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Nottingham 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department School of Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact We submitted an outline grant application. The application was not progressed to full application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Sheffield (SHEFD) 
Organisation University of Wolverhampton
Department History
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact We submitted an outline grant application
Start Year 2017
 
Description University of Warwick 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Warwick Medical School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact We submitted an outline grant application.
Start Year 2017
 
Description UoM 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Computer Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Collaborator Contribution We worked in collaboration to develop an extension to the SASHI work in South Asian countries including preparation of a major grant application.
Impact We submitted an outline grant application..
Start Year 2017
 
Description Workshop events at Pakistan Institute of Living & Learning with presentations from collaborators focusing on Learning Disability and self-harm 
Organisation Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Presentations on: 1. Rates of self-harm in Pakistan, 2. Problem solving intervention (CMAP) for self-harm, 3. The SASHI project, 4. Self-harm in people with learning disabilities (LD). Literature searches were undertaken on: 1. Self-harm in people with LD, 2. Existing evidence on interventions for self-harm in LD. We also began the development of a screening checklist for LD, for use within the planned SASHI household survey.
Collaborator Contribution Dr McGarry had earlier in the week given workshops on: 1. Understanding LD, 2. Adaptation of CBT in people with LD, 3. Case formulation of LD. On the day Dr McGarry participated in all discussions and led some of those discussions. She actively contributed to the development of screening checklist.
Impact A screening checklist for LD has been developed, based upon questions from the DSM 5 and Vineland adaptive behaviour scale. This measure will be discussed further at a SASHI team meeting in Sharjah, UAE. The measure will be used as part of the planned SASHI household survey. Coleague from Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust contributing to training of SASHI team at Sharjah, UAE. Also drafting a newsletter on Learning Disability to be circulated across Pakistan
Start Year 2018
 
Description "Meet the team" SASHI Co-Investigator interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We have produced a series of brief videos featuring interviews with different SASHI co-investigators (seven in total). The videos have been distributed on a monthly basis via social media (twitter, facebook) and are also accessible via the SASHI website. The videos provide information about the nature and goals of the SASHI project, and the work involved, as well as the interests and motivations of the co-investigators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://sashi.bangor.ac.uk/sashitv/team.php.en
 
Description Awareness event in Mysore on self-harm in children and adolescents. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact An awareness program on self-harm was undertaken with teachers who have enrolled for counselling and guidance courses. The participants belonged to various states of South-India. The participants were briefed about the SASHI Project and also given a small presentation on self-harm in children and adolescents. Then the video #youfirstmarksnext was also shown to them. There was a small discussion with the management of the institution on conducting further engagement programs for students who are getting trained to be teachers and they were positive about it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Awareness program on Self-Harm for MBBS students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact On June 3rd 2018, an awareness program on self-harm was run for the 3rd year MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) students of Mysore Medical College & Research Institute. The program focussed on sensitizing the students to the issue of self-harm and also informing the about the facts and myths related to self-harm. The program also focussed on informing the participants about the SASHI project and also the research done in the Mysore district related to self-harm.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Awareness raising presentation to students regarding self-harm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to students of Psychology and Economics focusing on self-harm. Content of talk covered prevalence of self-harm and suicide worldwide and country wise, economical burden and disability due to self-harm and suicide, warning signs, and what they (the audience) can do to help.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Brief introduction to qualitative research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A two hour training event for postgraduates concerning qualitative research, organised based on a request made at a previous event (Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing of Communities, IIHMR University). Feedback from the session was good: 85% rated the training as good. 90% said the content of the training was good or excellent and 100% said the trainer was good or excellent. "Excellent workshop, interdisciplinary and truly enjoyed it."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description British Isles Workshop 16th October 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 26th British Isles Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Community Engagement Event at Gadap Town on 13 May 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Community engagement and awareness event taking place in Gadap town in Pakistan. Awareness session on self-harm and Suicide, covering causes, risk factors, warning signs and prevention and interventions. The aim of the event was to spread awareness amongst the public and outline what kind of role they can play to help prevent self-harm and suicide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact South East Regional Conference on Self Harm and Suicide 'Working together to Prevent Suicide' My presentation "The nature and important of self-harm"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Consultation Meeting with Health Workers, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion involved Introducing SASHI and better understanding self-harm in the context of tribal communities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Culture and International Mental Health Conference 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact GCRF SASHI team members attended the International conference in Manchester on Culture and International Mental Health. Professor Catherine Robinson the PI and Professor Rob Poole a CI, delivered a presentation on development of the GCRF SASHI project and outlined the findings from some pilot work on the development of Self Harm Registers in South Asia. The idea was to share the project focus with a wider audience and invite comments and identify future partners for research. People were very engaged and networks were developed for future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Developing guidelines for suicide prevention 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a PILL Training Event, Sharjah, March 2018. Over 20 researchers from the UK, India and Pakistan were present to discuss approaches in this area as part of a wider week-long event on suicide and self-harm which included a two-day SASHI event. Research staff working on SASHI updated on guidelines for clinical practice around suicide prevention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussion group on self-harm and suicide with female religious teachers in Karachi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Discussion group on the training needs of religious female teachers in dealing with suicidal thoughts and attempts as well as general mental health issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussion group with prison staff on 16/01/19. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion group for training needs assessment with prison staff in dealing with self-harm in prison.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Discussion group with relevant stakeholders (e.g. medicolegal officers, nurses, community workers) about SASHI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a discussion around the role of different professionals with regards to Mental Health. We started with talking about the Pakistan Institute of Living and Learning (PILL) and our role in raising awareness about Mental Health including self-harm and suicide. We talked about risk factors, pathway to care, and existing reporting systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Engagement event for school children in Mysore, India, regarding self-harm and mental health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr murali krishna from the SASHI project team led this engagement event with school children from Mysore and their teachers, promoting mental health and self-harm awareness. The event involved discussion and interaction with the students about mental health suicide and self harm. Students had an opportunity to talk about self-harm behaviour and were told about mental health services and what they provide. The SASHI project was introduced and discussed as part of the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Engagement program with Post-Graduate students (Community Medicine) of Mysore Medical College & Research Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A need assessment program was undertaken for the Post-Graduate (Community Medicine) students of Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, marking World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September 2018). The program mainly focussed on informing the participants about the SASHI project and also explaining to them the objectives of the project. There was an active discussion about risk factors for self-harm and also a discussion about the myths and facts about self-harm. They informed us that there was no event until then about Self-Harm and the program was beneficial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Fundamentals of qualitative research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on Qualitative Research, pre and post presentation assessments, group activities and feedback forms completed by participants on 27/12/18.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GCRF Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I presented (alongside three other GROW PIs a collective presentation on visions for capacity building under the Growing Research Capability call. This detailed our initial plans for capacity building, and what we are aiming to achieve medium to longer term over the life cycle of the project in terms of capacity building. We also participated in a question and answer session with the Strategic Advisory Group about some of the challenges of working in Low and Middle Income Countries (LAMICS).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GCRF Networking Event, Bangor University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PI Professor Catherine Robinson and CoI Professor Rob Poole presented an overview of the GCRF-SASHI programme and took part in a question and answer session on securing GCRF funding and creating partnerships for research in LAMICS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Global mental health and cultural psychiatry group, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and SASHI: World Suicide Prevention day Seminar. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This event took place on World Suicide Prevention Day September 10th 201. The talks covered the SASHI project. Seminar with three speakers. Presentations included building research and evidence capacity in South Asia, and understanding the nature of self-harm.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Health Service Research Summer School Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation to the Health Service Summer School on "Partnership and Capacity Building in low and middle income countries: Lessons from the Global Challenge Research Fund South Asia Self Harm Initiative (GCRF SASHI)

Presentation sparked lots of questions and discussions, feedback indicated that participants found it inspiring and very informative
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bangor.ac.uk/health-sciences/research/summer-school-2018/index.php.en
 
Description Health Service Research Summer School Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Discussion of participant's research projects/ideas and sharing of knowledge and experience. One of the participants has remained in contact and is pursuing higher training in Public Health Medicine firstly by undertaking a MSc and if a funding application is successful she will go on to undertake a PhD. Her intention is to work closely with the SASHI team and to undertake work on presentations of self-immolation in India. It is anticipated that this work will involve joint supervision from India and the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bangor.ac.uk/healthcaresciences/research/summer-school-2018/timetable.php.en
 
Description Improving Mental Health and Well-being of Communities, IIHMR University Jaipur, 9 Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A two day workshop and a one day conference for health and social care staff and Non-Governmental Organisations. Catherine Robinson, the SASHI PI, was part of a panel on day one of the workshop and introduced SASHI to the audience. Peter Huxley, Anne Krayer, Murali Krishna and Sumanth Magji (co-investigators and SASHI team members) all spoke at a symposium at the conference about various aspects of SASHI. The symposium panel was chaired by Catherine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Plenary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Griffith University, Brisbane "Self-harm and Suicide in Young People"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Working together to Prevent Suicide' South East Regional Conference on Self Harm and Suicide - invited speaker "The nature and importance of self-harm"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Glasgow Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Forum 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention Griffith University, Brisbane "Self-harm and Suicide in Young People"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Glasgow Invited Plenary Speaker "Restrictions of access to means of suicide as a key suicide prevention measure"Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Forum 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour (ESSSB) Derry - London Derry 17th September until Saturday 21st September
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Lancet Psychiatry with CSR 15th October 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lancet Psychiatry Suicide Research Symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Lecture on Suicide and Self-Harm at Dow Health Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Self-Harm and Suicide on 22/10/18. It covered definitions of self-harm and suicide, theories, symptoms, warning signs and management of self-harm. Participants acknowledged that this workshop will be helpful in dealing with people with self-harm.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting in Oxford with Murad Khan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting in Oxford with Catherine Robinson, Rob Poole and Murad Khan (Pakistan) to discuss the project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting in Oxford with Rob Poole and Catherine Robinson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ongoing discussion regarding the Grant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting in Oxford with Rob Poole and Catherine Robinson 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting in Oxford with Rob Poole and Catherine Robinson to discuss the grant and with Sudeep Das for filming to be placed on the SASHI website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mental health and self-harm awareness - Minnesota University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Awareness program on mental health systems and self-harm in the Indian context with Masters Students from Minnesota University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mental health day awareness events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nine mental health day events that included a section on self-harm and suicide in adolescents in different schools colleges, communities (this included two events with one each with Hindu community in Karachi and Christians community in Hyderabad and an event with refugees in Peshawar)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Narrative research training for health and social care professionals from India and Pakistan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 8 professionals attended a two day interactive workshop on narrative interview methods. feedback was extremely positive and the group formed the Narrative Inquiry Interest group. The group will share resources and contribute to meet (by a variety of means, mainly online but also face-to face if possible) at regular intervals. Short-term, the purpose is to increase members confidence to use the methods in their settings and share learning with collagues. Longer-term, the group will aim to develop and submit a proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.facebook.com/pill2001/
 
Description Need Assessment for Self-Harm register in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SASHI-india was invited to conduct an awareness programme on self-harm on 5-12-2018. The resource persons for the session were Dr Sumanth and Sudeep. Another objective was to discuss the feasibility of keeping a self-harm register at the primary care level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Need assessment focused Public & Patient Involvement (PPI) meeting with Experts-by-Experience (February, 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact PPI event focused on views of those affected by self-harm and suicide. Community workers also attended the meeting. The meeting involved an exploration of expert-by-experience opinion regarding self-harm. Discussed needs in terms of service and intervention provision and expectations with regards to families, clinicians and general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Need assessment focused Public & Patient Involvement (PPI) meeting with health professionals (February, 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PPI meeting with clinical practitioners focussing on exploration of expert opinion regarding self-harm. Discussed common risk factors for self-harm and suicide. Discussed how they can become involved in SASHI research. Reviewed the kinds of Psychological intervention/ services available to those who self-harm in emergency and hospital settings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description One day seminar on suicide prevention at Essa Laboratory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Posters were presented as well as awareness leaflets on self-harm and suicide. Discussions were also encouraged on the best practice for dealing with patients who have self-harmed or attempted suicide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description One day training on "Understanding Self-Harm" to students at Mysore Medical College and Research Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This event took place in July with 3rd year medical students studying at Medical College and Research Institute. The presentation included an introduction to statistics related to suicide and self-harm, common myths surrounding self-harm, details of risk and protective factors, and how to support someone who might be suicidal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description One day workshop was conducted on "Addiction Psychiatry: Theory and Practice" at Punjab university Lahore 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact To give an information of addiction psychiatry with an emphasis on particular recent development in the field of Psychiatry
To gain familiarity with some of the key issues like self-harm involved in addiction psychiatry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Open house engagement event with Vikram college of Nursing students and staff that focused on self-harm 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact This was an open house engagement event at the College which focused on self-harm, following concerns about increased self-harm rates amongst nurses. The event was an opportunity for the nursing students to talk about self-harm and suicide and think about their options for seeking help and support. The SASHI project was discussed. The event also led to the identification of a SASHI champion amongst the students, who will be able to support future engagement events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PI experience - "securing GCRF funding" on 27/07/17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bangor University's RCUK & Impact Manager organised a one-day GCRF Networking Session for senior academics in July 2017. The aims of the day were to:
• Engage with GCRF project PIs, panel members and researchers working internationally with a session of talks and posters
• Run an all-day mapping exercise to identify the nature of existing international research and development networks that Bangor staff had
• Gain a better idea of the interdisciplinary opportunities which might be open to the University in relation to global challenges focussed research

I contributed throughout the day, including the delivery of a discrete session on writing proposals to GCRF calls.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Parenting Interventions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and contribution to a seminar on parenting interventions as part of a week-long event with all SASHI Co-Investigators and others in Sharjah, March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at QRMH 7 How do health professionals in South India talk about self-harm? A narrative pilot study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation of a paper: How do health professionals in South India talk about self-harm? A narrative pilot study. Participants in the session (about 40) came from a diversity of backgrounds and countries and the event created a space for lively and enriching discussions.

In particular I made contact with a representative from an NGO, working in South Asia, with whom we are going to explore further work.

Also, there was a lot of discussion about enabling participation, cultural values and narrative methods and several people came after the talk to discuss the possibility of using narrative methods generally and in different cultural contexts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.qrmh7.com/
 
Description Presentation at community engagement event in Khyber Pakhtoon Khwan province, Pakistan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event included a presentation on depression and self harm. We talked about intervention for self harm, and about the SASHI project. Along with this we had a number of posters and flyers in local languages on prevention of self harm. This generated a lot of interest. There were number of questions asked after the presentation. We had time to mingle with the public and engage in discussion. A number of Non-Governmental Organisations approached us to work in collaboration with them. The government officials seemed very interested in raising awareness. We were also interviewed on national TV about these topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on SASHI to two day conference in Wrexham organised by R&D department of local Health Board 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The R&D department of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board relaunched following reorganisation. The conference was specifically intended to bring together researchers, business and industry. Our presentation was well received and led to closer links with NHS R&D, together with significant interest from health researchers beyong the public sector and mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Punjab University students 14th Nov 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation to University students and Faculty members on self-harm and suicide. The event led to greater awareness concerning self-harm. They asked for a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that is in place now. We are currently working on developing a training calendar for university students and faculty members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Promoting suicide prevention through creativity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PILL Training Event, Sharjah, March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Qualitative Research and Metasynthesis: The search for meaning 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a PILL Training Event, Sharjah, March 2018. Over 20 researchers from the UK, India and Pakistan were present to discuss approaches in this area as part of a wider week-long event on suicide and self-harm which included a two-day SASHI event. The session contributed to the development of the SASHI Qualitative Inquiry workstream, papers for which were presented to UKRI during the March 2018 Assurance process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RCPsych International Congress in Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Royal College of Psychiatrists have formed a group aimed at developing their involvement in global mental health research and training. The PI and one of the Co-Investigators of SASHI have been invited to join this group. SASHI team members have shared their experiences and expertise in developing partnerships in Low and Middle Income Countries and in doing challenge led research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description RCPsych Mental Health Awareness Week events, RGP delivering session on 18th May 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was one of a series of five talks organised by the Royal College of Psychiatry (RCPsych) to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

Roughly 60 people attended, mostly of whom were RCPsych staff

it created a great deal of interest with the RCPsych and ported the RCPsych involvement in the SASHI Advisory Group involvement in advising the RCPsych on Global Mental Health projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Research Ethics and Governance Challenges in Global Mental Health and Cultural Psychiatry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PILL Training Event, Sharjah, March 2018. The discussion involved all SASHI Co-Investigators and fed into the development of the ethical framework for the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SASHI Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A combination of partners and third sector organisations attend the launch of the SASHI Research Project in Manchester. The purpose of the GCRF-SASHI project is to help to find effective responses to deliberate self-harm and suicide in South Asia by building research infrastructure and expertise in India and Pakistan with international attendees. With a few short presentation which sparked questions and discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SASHI Networking event (6th November) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was a three hour afternoon event bringing together clinicians and researchers from India, UK and Pakistan. The event provided a context for discussions on topics linked to SASHI and promoted the development of new collaborative research projects and funding application. Organisations involved included University of Manchester, Bangor University, PILL, University of Chester, Cwm Taf University Health Board, Cardiff University, University of Bradford, Mysore Medical College & research Institute, JSS Medical College, Grassroots Research & Advocacy Movement in Mysore, University of Sap Paulo, NCMH, CAMHS in Bangor, UCL, Edinburgh University, Royal College of Psychiatrists, MIND Cymru, Aga Khan University, and Edge Hill University. There was considerable engagement and discussion within and following the event, including social media activity. Social media engagements on twitter increased the week of the event by 258 engagements, up to 273 from 15 the previous week, including an additional 20 Twitter followers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://sashi.bangor.ac.uk/news/networking-event-in-manchester-6th-of-november-38753
 
Description SASHI launch events in Pakistan (separate events in Karachi & Lahore) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch events took place in Karachi and Lahore introducing the SASHI project, its aims and scopes, and those involved. Event focused on awareness about self-harm and SASHI project, including the prevalence of Suicide and self-harm, current surveillance system, SASHI Surveillance system and effective preventing strategies for self-harm.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SASHI research training for Research Assistants at Public Health Institute, Mysore 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Training in research methods delivered to assistant psychologists at the Public Health Research Institute, Mysore.
The training focused on development of questionnaires and administration of the questionnaire in a standardised manner for women in the community. Basic principles and ethical issues in conducting community research were taught and discussed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SSHARE NoW one day conference (Liverpool) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One day conference on the topic of suicide and self-harm, focused on local research and priorities (Suicide and Self-Harm Research Exercise: North West; SSHARE NoW). SASHI Co-Investigator Peter Taylor was involved in organising the event and facilitating afternoon networking discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Self-Harm Awareness programme with ASHA workers - India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Awareness programme on self-harm for ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) workers. Myths and facts about Self-Harm were discussed. The audience reported that it was beneficial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Session on self-harm risk identification for students in Pakistan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact At the end of the session the audience was aware of the prevalence of self-harm and suicide worldwide and country wide. The session also covered the economic and social burden of self-harm, warning signs for self-harm and Suicide and advice on how they may help prevent self-harm as a member of society. Students actively participated in discussions and expressed that they were not previously fully aware of the warning signs of suicide. They asked for information on where to refer someone who they find at risk? Facilitators of the discussion provided them information about psychologists and psychiatrists at different public hospitals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sharjah workshops with PILL team and University of Manchester colleagues 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshops ran from 4th-11th December.
Several workshops were conducted in Sahrjah which were about self-harm and suicide in various populations. These populations were: people with learning disabilities, those who had suffered from bereavement , older adults, children and adolescents, individuals with severe mental illness and people who are currently in forensic settings.

Workshops on Theory of Change and Text mining were also conducted. These methods will be utilised in future research on self-harm and suicide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Skills Training workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Workshop on Skills Training with carers on managing children with Intellectual Disabilities with particular focus on managing Self-harm behaviours, at Govt. Shadab Institute of Special Children on 28th September 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Submisison of abstracts for the 5th Global Symposium on Health Systems Reseach and application for a scholarship which includes further training 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is part of the capacity building theme of the project. We supported two applicants, who are early career researchers with a clinical background, in developing the research protocol and abstract. If successful in this very competitive process, they will receive a scholarship which not only allows them to attend and present at the conference but also includes additional research training and networking opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://healthsystemsresearch.org/hsr2018/
 
Description Suicide Awareness Programme and Introduction to SASHI - Police in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The SASHI Team was invited by the District Mental Health Programme of Chamarajanagar District to conduct an awareness programme on self-harm for the police department of the district. The session was a part of the larger awareness programme on Mental Health. The event included an introduction to SASHI Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://sashi.bangor.ac.uk/news/awareness-programme-on-self-harm-and-suicide-for-police-department-at...
 
Description Suicide Awareness Programme and Introduction to SASHI, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The session involved introducing SASHI project to the participants and then building awareness about self-harm among students. The session was interactive and the teacher participated actively
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Suicide prevention day awareness event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Suicide Prevention Day at Hayat Institute of Medicine and Rehabilitation Karachi on 10 September 2018. Awareness event involving role plays, presentations, leaflets and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Suicide prevention day awareness seminars 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact To mark suicide prevention day (10th September, 2018) a week-long series of planned events took place across Pakistan, including in Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar. These events were targeted primarily at students, including student practitioners, teaching or faculty staff and the general public. The events included a range of specific activities including distribution of posters, awareness leaflets, and articles relating to self-harm and suicide, alongside presentations on this subject. Across the various sites audiences showed considerable interest. Requests were made by institutions for additional awareness training around self-harm and suicide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk on Depression and Self-Harm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Role of mental health professionals in prevention of self-harm has been identified at Karwan-e-Hayat Karachi, Pakistan. The management at Karwan-e-Hayat have requested supervision in grant writing and writing academic papers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk on Developing Research in self-harm and suicide prevention at Foundation University Islamabad 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on Self-Harm and Suicide and the research which has been carried out in these areas in Pakistan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Television Programme on SASHI in Mysore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On the 29th of May 2018, there was a live telecast of interview of Profs Catherine Robinson and Rob Poole, and the SASHI India team by Yashtel television services that was broadcast to entire city of Mysore. This was over 90 minutes long and the anchor interviewed the team about the aims and objectives of SASHI, relevance of SASHI to Mysore, risk factors for self-harm in India and the plan of work of SASHI in Mysore in the coming years. This was received extremely well and we received plenty of compliments and phone calls from at least 50 to 60 members of public and other educational organisations, and welfare societies wanting to work with/collaborate/or know more about SASHI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://youtu.be/dQYYzWXziPo
 
Description Theory of Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 20 researchers from the UK, India and Pakistan were present to discuss approaches in this area as part of a wider week-long event on suicide and self-harm which included a two-day SASHI event. This session had formal contributions from researchers from all three countries involved in SASHI along with break-out sessions. The SASHI Theory of Change and Logframe emerged from the discussions and was submitted to RCUK later that month as part of the GCRF Assurance process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Training Needs Assessment group sessions (two session; May 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Group discussion in Pakistan involving local students and clinical practitioners, focused on identifying possible training needs. Strategies were identified to potentially prevent self-harm and suicide. Discussion took place on what kind of training we can provide to stakeholders, survivors and their caregivers. As a result of this discussion a training session on CMAP intervention (manualized intervention for prevention of self-harm) is scheduled for first week of October 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Training for teachers in Mysore about self-harm in children and adolescents 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Training for teachers of Excel Public School was undertaken. The training mainly focussed on awareness of self-harm among children and adolescents. Risk factors for self-harm among students were discussed. The teachers were informed about SASHI project. The #youfirstmarksnext video made by the SASHI team was shown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Training on CONSORT Guidelines on 9/02/19 for researchers on SASHI 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on CONSORT Guidelines, practical activities to evaluate an RCT on the basis on CONSORT Guidelines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Training on crisis intervention for mental health and substance use, including focus on understanding suicide 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on substance misuse and the association with self-harm and suicide. Participants acknowledged that this workshop will be helpful in dealing with drug Addicts with self-harm.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Training on systematic review with PILL team 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Early career researchers and research assistants were taught how to carry out systematic reviews and online search strategies. The training consisted of a presentation and pre and post presentation assessments, group activities and feedback forms were completed by participants. Participants acknowledged that this workshop will be helpful for them when conducting systematic reviews on self-harm and suicide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UN World Day of Social Justice hosted by Social Science Society, Bangor University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact UN World Day of Social Justice hosted by Social Science Society - Talks on Issues in Equality, Mental Health and more, 20th February 2018. Professor Catherine Robinson and Professor Rob Poole presented an overview of the issues related to mental health and poverty and described our work in GCRF SASHI on self harm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Understanding and preventing teenage suicide 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Part of a PILL Training Event, Sharjah, March 2018. Over 20 researchers from the UK, India and Pakistan were present to discuss approaches in this area as part of a wider week-long event on suicide and self-harm which included a two-day SASHI event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Griffith University, Brisbane Workshop:
Ketamine treatment for suicidal ideation: systematic review and qualitative study of patient experiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop on skills training with carers on managing children with intellectual disabilities, pariculalry those who self-harm 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Carers attended a workshop on skills training to learn about managing children with intellectual disabilities, with a particular focus on managing self-harm behaviours. At the Government Shadab Institute of Special Children
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop on the fundementals of qualitative research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Masters students were taught about qualitative research. Practical demonstrations were also carried out which will help them to perform qualitative research in the field of self-harm and suicide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description World suicide prevention day seminars 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact To mark suicide prevention day (10th September, 2018) a week long series of planned events took place across Pakistan, including in Quetta, Karahci, Lahore, and Peshawar. These events were targeted students, including student practitioners, teaching or faculty staff and community samples. The events included a range of specific activities including distribution of posters, awareness leaflets, and articles relating to self harm and suicide, alongside presentations on this subject. Institutions and attendees expressed interest in knowing more about self-harm and suicide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description YouFirstMarksNext video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We compiled a short video outlining the link between exam pressure and student suicide in India. The video included interviews with students, teaching staff, clinicians and SASHI co-investigators. The video is hosted on the SASHI website (942 views as of 28/08/2018) and has been disseminated via social media. The video also caught attention from the media house named '"UDAYAVANI" and shared the video in their social media page which has been viewed by 4000 people and also shared 30 times. Since sharing the video we have been contacted by individuals praising the video and the importance of the subject matter it covers. The video was also entered into the "Art with Impact" competition where it received positive feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://sashi.bangor.ac.uk/sashitv/youfirstmarksnext.php.en
 
Description short piece in the Public Health Network Cymru publication 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a special issue for Mental Health day in September and we presented a brief summary about the research including contact details and web site
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.publichealthnetwork.cymru/en/get-involved/ebulletins/