Accessing Help in the Emergency Department

Research Study Seeks Participants




Accessing help for self-harm and suicidal behaviour in the emergency department


What is the study about?

Research has found that people who present to Emergency Departments following an episode of self-harm sometimes do not receive the care they need. It has also been found that some people leave A&E before being assessed by a clinician.

The voices of service-users are key to understanding how response and outcomes may be improved. With this in mind, and with the help of funding from Suicide Prevention Charity 3Ts, researchers at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Trinity College Dublin are conducting research into this area.  The team would like to interview people about their experiences of presenting to the Emergency Department in Ireland following an episode of self-harm or suicidal behaviour.

How do I take part?

We would like to hear from you if:

  • You have presented to the Emergency Department for self-harm / suicidal behaviour more than 3 months ago within the past 5 years;
  • You’ve presented to the Emergency Department in the Republic of Ireland;
  • You are over 18 years of age.


For more information about the study, please contact:

Dr Louise Doyle
Email: louise.doyle@tcd.ie
Phone: 01 8963102