World Suicide Prevention Day and the NCIS

10 September 2020

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day aimed at raising awareness and reinforcing commitment to suicide prevention.

The NCIS Unit is dedicated to assisting researchers in accessing coronial data for the purposes of death and injury prevention, including in efforts to reduce suicide.

There are currently 17 third party research projects specifically examining intentional self-harm deaths that have ethical approval to use NCIS data.

Recent research publications examining NCIS intentional self-harm data include:

Explore research publications using NCIS data

NCIS fact sheets on intentional self-harm are also available, including:

  • Mortality data series (available for 2014 to 2017)
  • Intentional self-harm deaths of emergency services personnel in Australia
  • Intentional self-harm deaths of older persons in Australia

NCIS Fatal facts provides access to summaries of cases where coronial recommendations have been made. The Fatal facts search tool can be filtered by category, such as intentional self-harm and mental illness and health, to identify specific case types and recommendation topics.

For any queries regarding access to NCIS data, contact

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