A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO PREVENTING YOUTH SUICIDE
Grant number: 1142348 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021
This fellowship aims to reduce youth suicide via an integrated research program delivered across North West Melbourne. It’s objectives are to: 1) Improve the care provided to young people who present to emergency departments with self-harm 2) Increase capacity of young people and school staff to recognise and respond to risk; and 3) Reduce suicidal behaviour among those at risk through delivering novel online interventions in specialist clinical settings.
Related publications (36)
The impact of COVID-19 on youth mental health: A mixed methods survey
Imogen H Bell, Jennifer Nicholas, Amy Broomhall, Eleanor Bailey, Sarah Bendall, Alexandra Boland, Jo Robinson, Sophie Adams, Patrick McGorry, Andrew Thompson
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented profound disruptions to young people at a critical period of psychosocial development. The cur..
Characteristics of self-harm presentations to the emergency department of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, 2012-2019: Data from the Self-Harm Monitoring System for Victoria.
Katrina Witt, Gowri Rajaram, Michelle Lamblin, Jonathan Knott, Angela Dean, Matthew J Spittal, Greg Carter, Andrew Page, Jane Pirkis, Jo Robinson
BACKGROUND: Rates of self-harm and suicide are increasing world-wide, particularly in young females. Emergency departments (EDs) a..
Moderating role of coping in the association between minority stress and suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among sexual and gender minority young adults.
Jennifer de Lange, Laura Baams, Henny Bos, Roel Bosker, Eva Dumon, Gwendolyn Portzky, Jo Robinson, Diana van Bergen
OBJECTIVE: This study examined associations of minority stressors (i.e., victimization, internalized homonegativity, and stigma co..
The Suicidal Ideation Attributes Scale-Modified (SIDAS-M): Development and preliminary validation of a new scale for the measurement of suicidal ideation in autistic adults.
Darren Hedley, Philip J Batterham, Simon M Bury, Angela Clapperton, Kathleen Denney, Cheryl Dissanayake, Phoenix Fox, Thomas W Frazier, Emma Gallagher, Susan M Hayward, Jo Robinson, Ensu Sahin, Julian Trollor, Mirko Uljarević, Mark A Stokes
Autistic people may be at higher risk of suicidal behavior than people in the general population. Suicidal behavior may include th..
Parent Education for Responding to and Supporting Youth with Suicidal Thoughts (PERSYST): An Evaluation of an Online Gatekeeper Training Program with Australian Parents
Samuel McKay, Sadhbh J Byrne, Alison Clarke, Michelle Lamblin, Maria Veresova, Jo Robinson
The gatekeeper training of parents is a promising approach for suicide prevention in young people, but little research has address..
Introduction to the PLOS ONE collection on 'Understanding and preventing suicide: Towards novel and inclusive approaches'
Jo Robinson, Kairi Kolves, Merike Sisask
More than 700,000 people lose their lives to suicide each year and evidence suggests that the current COVID-19 pandemic is leading..
Study protocol for the Multimodal Approach to Preventing Suicide in Schools (MAPSS) project: a regionally based randomised trial of an integrated response to suicide risk among secondary school students
Sadhbh J Byrne, Eleanor Bailey, Michelle Lamblin, Samuel McKay, Jane Pirkis, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Matthew J Spittal, Simon Rice, Sarah Hetrick, Matthew Hamilton, Hok Pan Yuen, Yong Yi Lee, Alexandra Boland, Jo Robinson
BACKGROUND: Suicide is the leading cause of death among young Australians, accounting for one-third of all deaths in those under 2..
Researching the researchers: psychological distress and psychosocial stressors according to career stage in mental health researchers
Nicole TM Hill, Eleanor Bailey, Ruth Benson, Grace Cully, Olivia J Kirtley, Rosemary Purcell, Simon Rice, Jo Robinson, Courtney C Walton
BACKGROUND: Although there are many benefits associated with working in academia, this career path often involves structural and o..
The Mental Health and Social Media Use of Young Australians during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Eleanor Bailey, Alexandra Boland, Imogen Bell, Jennifer Nicholas, Louise La Sala, Jo Robinson
Young people may be particularly vulnerable to the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and may also be more likely to u..
Promoting Healthier Masculinities as a Suicide Prevention Intervention in a Regional Australian Community: A Qualitative Study of Stakeholder Perspectives
Katherine Trail, John L Oliffe, Deepa Patel, Jo Robinson, Kylie King, Gregory Armstrong, Zac Seidler, Courtney C Walton, Michael J Wilson, Simon M Rice
Regionally-based Australian men have a higher risk of suicide than those in urban centers, with similar trends observed internatio..
Working with Young People at Risk of Suicidal Behaviour and Self-Harm: A Qualitative Study of Australian General Practitioners' Perspectives
India Bellairs-Walsh, Sadhbh J Byrne, Sarah Bendall, Yael Perry, Karolina Krysinska, Ashleigh Lin, Maria Michail, Michelle Lamblin, Tina Yutong Li, Sarah Hetrick, Jo Robinson
General Practitioners (GPs) play a crucial role in the identification and support of young people at risk of suicidal behaviour an..
The association between COVID-19, personal wellbeing, depression, and suicide risk factors in Australian autistic adults
Darren Hedley, Susan M Hayward, Kathleen Denney, Mirko Uljarevic, Simon Bury, Ensu Sahin, Claire M Brown, Angela Clapperton, Cheryl Dissanayake, Jo Robinson, Julian Trollor, Mark A Stokes
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the world's population, with particularly..
Can a social media intervention improve online communication about suicide? A feasibility study examining the acceptability and potential impact of the #chatsafe campaign
Louise La Sala, Zoe Teh, Michelle Lamblin, Gowri Rajaram, Simon Rice, Nicole TM Hill, Pinar Thorn, Karolina Krysinska, Jo Robinson
There is a need for effective and youth-friendly approaches to suicide prevention, and social media presents a unique opportunity ..
Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions for Family Members and Other Informal Support Persons of Individuals Who Have Made a Suicide Attempt
Karolina Krysinska, Karl Andriessen, Ingrid Ozols, Lennart Reifels, Jo Robinson, Jane Pirkis
Background: Individuals recovering from a suicide attempt may benefit from support provided by informal carers, that is, family me..
Ethical concerns in suicide research: thematic analysis of the views of human research ethics committees in Australia
Emma Barnard, Georgia Dempster, Karolina Krysinska, Lennart Reifels, Jo Robinson, Jane Pirkis, Karl Andriessen
BACKGROUND: Suicide research aims to contribute to a better understanding of suicidal behaviour and its prevention. However, there..
Moderated Online Social Therapy for Young People With Active Suicidal Ideation: Qualitative Study
Eleanor Bailey, Jo Robinson, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Maja Nedeljkovic, Lee Valentine, Sarah Bendall, Simon D'Alfonso, Tamsyn Gilbertson, Ben McKechnie, Simon Rice
BACKGROUND: Web-based interventions are a promising approach to support youth at risk of suicide, and those incorporating peer-to-..
A Qualitative Account of Young People's Experiences Seeking Care from Emergency Departments for Self-Harm
Sadhbh J Byrne, India Bellairs-Walsh, Simon M Rice, Sarah Bendall, Michelle Lamblin, Emily Boubis, Brianna McGregor, Meghan O'Keefe, Jo Robinson
Many young people who engage in self-harm do not seek help from health services. For those that do, emergency departments (EDs) ar..
Suicide by young Australians, 2006-2015: a cross-sectional analysis of national coronial data
Nicole TM Hill, Katrina Witt, Gowri Rajaram, Patrick D McGorry, Jo Robinson
OBJECTIVE: To assess the demographic, social, and clinical characteristics of young Australians who die by suicide. DESIGN: Retros..
Development of a Self-Harm Monitoring System for Victoria
Jo Robinson, Katrina Witt, Michelle Lamblin, Matthew J Spittal, Greg Carter, Karin Verspoor, Andrew Page, Gowri Rajaram, Vlada Rozova, Nicole TM Hill, Jane Pirkis, Caitlin Bleeker, Alex Pleban, Jonathan C Knott
The prevention of suicide and suicide-related behaviour are key policy priorities in Australia and internationally. The World Heal..
Risk factors associated with suicide clusters in Australian youth: Identifying who is at risk and the mechanisms associated with cluster membership
Nicole TM Hill, Matthew J Spittal, Jane Pirkis, Michelle Torok, Jo Robinson
BACKGROUND: It is unclear who is at risk of being involved in a suicide cluster and whether suicide clusters are influenced by the..
Preventive digital mental health interventions for children and young people: a review of the design and reporting of research
Aislinn D Bergin, Elvira Perez Vallejos, E Bethan Davies, David Daley, Tamsin Ford, Gordon Harold, Sarah Hetrick, Megan Kidner, Yunfei Long, Sally Merry, Richard Morriss, Kapil Sayal, Edmund Sonuga-Barke, Jo Robinson, John Torous, Chris Hollis
Digital health interventions (DHIs) have frequently been highlighted as one way to respond to increasing levels of mental health p..
Best practice when working with suicidal behaviour and self-harm in primary care: a qualitative exploration of young people’s perspectives
India Bellairs-Walsh, Yael Perry, Karolina Krysinska, Sadhbh J Byrne, Alexandra Boland, Maria Michail, Michelle Lamblin, Kerry L Gibson, Ashleigh Lin, Tina Yutong Li, Sarah Hetrick, Jo Robinson
Objectives: General practitioners (GPs) have a key role in supporting young people who present with suicidal behaviour/self-harm. ..
Globalization of the #chatsafe guidelines: Using social media for youth suicide prevention
Jo Robinson, Zoe Teh, Michelle Lamblin, Nicole TM Hill, Louise La Sala, Pinar Thorn
UNLABELLED: Young people use social media to communicate about suicide, however, they often feel ill-equipped to share their own e..
Ethical issues and practical barriers in internet-based suicide prevention research: a review and investigator survey
Eleanor Bailey, Charlotte Muhlmann, Simon Rice, Maja Nedeljkovic, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Lasse Sander, Alison L Calear, Philip J Batterham, Jo Robinson
Background People who are at elevated risk of suicide stand to benefit from internet-based interventions; however, research in thi..
Developing a Suicide Prevention Social Media Campaign With Young People (The #Chatsafe Project): Co-Design Approach
Pinar Thorn, Nicole TM Hill, Michelle Lamblin, Zoe Teh, Rikki Battersby-Coulter, Simon Rice, Sarah Bendall, Kerry L Gibson, Summer May Finlay, Ryan Blandon, Libby de Souza, Ashlee West, Anita Cooksey, Joe Sciglitano, Simon Goodrich, Jo Robinson
BACKGROUND: Young people commonly use social media platforms to communicate about suicide. Although research indicates that this c..
Parents' Experience and Psychoeducation Needs When Supporting a Young Person Who Self-Harms
Karolina Krysinska, Sophie Curtis, Michelle Lamblin, Nina Stefanac, Kerry Gibson, Sadhbh Byrne, Pinar Thorn, Simon M Rice, Alison McRoberts, Anne Ferrey, Yael Perry, Ashleigh Lin, Sarah Hetrick, Keith Hawton, Jo Robinson
BACKGROUND: Self-harm in young people can have a substantial negative impact on the well-being and functioning of parents and othe..
An Enhanced Social Networking Intervention for Young People with Active Suicidal Ideation: Safety, Feasibility and Acceptability Outcomes
Eleanor Bailey, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Jo Robinson, Simon D'Alfonso, Maja Nedeljkovic, Christopher G Davey, Sarah Bendall, Tamsyn Gilbertson, Jessica Phillips, Lisa Bloom, Laura Nicholls, Nicola Garland, Daniela Cagliarini, Mark Phelan, Ben McKechnie, Jessica Mitchell, Melanie Cooke, Simon M Rice
Online social networking interventions have potential to support young people who experience suicidal thoughts by specifically add..
Association of suicidal behavior with exposure to suicide and suicide attempt: A systematic review and multilevel meta-analysis
Nicole TM Hill, Jo Robinson, Jane Pirkis, Karl Andriessen, Karolina Krysinska, Amber Payne, Alexandra Boland, Alison Clarke, Allison Milner, Katrina Witt, Stephan Krohn, Amit Lampit
BACKGROUND: Exposure to suicidal behavior may be associated with increased risk of suicide, suicide attempt, and suicidal ideation..
Community Based Support for People at Risk for Suicide and Those Who Care for them - Areas for Improvement
Laura Finlayson-Short, Sarah Hetrick, Karolina Krysinska, Meredith Harris, Caroline Salom, Nina Stefanac, Eleanor Bailey, Jo Robinson
To systematically review the quality of evidence regarding the effectiveness of supports for people affected by suicide. EMBASE, M..
Effectiveness of universal programmes for the prevention of suicidal ideation, behaviour and mental ill health in medical students: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Katrina Witt, Alexandra Boland, Michelle Lamblin, Patrick D McGorry, Benjamin Veness, Andrea Cipriani, Keith Hawton, Samuel Harvey, Helen Christensen, Jo Robinson
QUESTION: A growing body of work suggests that medical students may be particularly at risk of mental ill health, suicidal ideatio..
Dealing with Ethical Concerns in Suicide Research: A Survey of Australian Researchers
Karl Andriessen, Lennart Reifels, Karolina Krysinska, Jo Robinson, Georgia Dempster, Jane Pirkis
Given the increasing trend in suicide mortality and its burden on individuals, families and communities, ethically sound research ..
Effectiveness of interventions for people bereaved through suicide: a systematic review of controlled studies of grief, psychosocial and suicide-related outcomes
Karl Andriessen, Karolina Krysinska, Nicole TM Hill, Lennart Reifels, Jo Robinson, Nicola Reavley, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND: Suicide bereavement is a risk factor for adverse outcomes related to grief, social functioning, mental health and suic..
The #chatsafe project. Developing guidelines to help young people communicate safely about suicide on social media: A Delphi study
Jo Robinson, Nicole TM Hill, Pinar Thorn, Rikki Battersby, Zoe Teh, Nicola J Reavley, Jane Pirkis, Michelle Lamblin, Simon Rice, Jaelea Skehan
INTRODUCTION: Many countries have developed guidelines advocating for responsible reporting of suicidal behaviour in traditional m..