Journal article

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

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

The prevention of suicide and suicide-related behaviour are key policy priorities in Australia and internationally. The World Health Organization has recommended that member states develop self-harm surveillance systems as part of their suicide prevention efforts. This is also a priority under Australia's Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan. The aim of this paper is to describe the development of a state-based self-harm monitoring system in Victoria, Australia. In this system, data on all self-harm presentations are collected from eight hospital emergency departments in Victoria. A natural language processing classifier that uses machine learning to identify episodes of ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship - Australian Commonwealth Government


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Funding Acknowledgements

The Self-Harm Monitoring System for Victoria is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, TheWilliam Buckland Foundation, and Future Generations Global. J.R., K.W. and J.P. are funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (J.R.: 1142348, K.W.: 1177787; J.P.: 1173126). M.J.S. is a recipient of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship (FT180100075) funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government. K.V. and V.R. acknowledge support from a NHMRC Project Grant (1156426).