Centre for Suicide Research Clinical Guide

September 5th, 2012

The University of Oxford’s Centre for Suicide Research have launched a clinical guide to assist healthcare professionals in talking about suicide and assessing suicide risk in people who are depression. The guide is intended to help GPs and other primary care staff, mental health workers, counsellors, IAPT therapists, A&E Department staff and support workers. While the guide is primarily about assessing risk in adults, the principles can be applied to all ages. It may also be useful for reviewing care of people, including through Significant Event Analyses. The content was informed by the findings of a systematic review of risk factors for suicide in people with depression also undertaken by the Centre for Suicide Research. The guide was developed by Professor Keith Hawton, Carolina Casañas i Comabella, Dr Kate Saunders and Dr Camilla Haw, with input from GPs and other clinicians. It has been funded by a grant from us and the Maudsley Charity. You can download a copy of the guide here: Clinical guide: assessing suicide risk

 
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