DescriptionEstablished and lead the Tayside Suicide Research Network, a collection of researchers and practitioners from across Tayside with a shared interest in better understanding suicide. Members of the network included researchers from the Universities of Dundee, Abertay, and St Andrews, plus practitioners from Police Scotland, NHS Tayside (General Practice, Psychiatry, Psychology), Fire Service, Perth and Kinross, Angus, and Tayside Councils, SAMH, Samaritans, Tay Bridge, and many others. They came from a diverse range of perspectives including ecology, fatality review, nursing, english literature, art, geography, philosophy, biostatistics, general practice, psychology, mental health, student support, public protection, and population health.
The aims of the network were to:
(1) Provide a forum for knowledge exchange via regular seminars and workshops, and an online repository and newsfeed.
(2) Facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in order to better understand emotional distress and suicide.
(3) Improve the exchange of knowledge between those experiencing emotional distress and those who work to reduce its impact.
We aim to have impact on the wellbeing of our local community, with implications for suicide prevention globally.
|Period||2016 → 2018|