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COVID-19 and Mental Health Studies Register




There are concerns that rates of suicide, suicidal behaviours and self-harm may rise during and in the aftermath of the pandemic. Given the likely rapidly

expanding research evidence base on the pandemic’s impact on rates of suicide, suicidal behaviours and self-harm and emerging evidence about how best to mitigate such effects, it is important that the best available

knowledge is made readily available to policymakers, public health specialists and clinicians as soon as is possible. To facilitate this, we plan to undertake a living systematic review focusing on suicide prevention in

relation to COVID-19.


Ann John and Chukwudi Okolie Population Psychiatry, Suicide and Informatics, Swansea University, Swansea, UK; Public Health Wales NHS Trust, Swansea, UK

David Gunnell; National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Julian Higgins National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration West (NIHR ARC West) at University Hospitals Bristol NHS; National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Emily Eyles, University of Bristol and National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration West (NIHR ARC West) at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK

Luke McGuinness; University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Babatunde K. Olorisade; University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Lena Schmidt; University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Roger Webb; Division of Psychology and Mental Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, Manchester, UK

Ella Arensman; School of Public Health and National Suicide Research Foundation, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Keith Hawton; University Department of Psychiatry, Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Oxford NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, UK

Nav Kapur; Division of Psychology and Mental Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, Manchester, UK; Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

Paul Moran; National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration West (NIHR ARC West) at University Hospitals Bristol NHS; National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Rory O’Connor Institute of Health & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Siobahn O’Neill; School of Psychology, University of Ulster, Belfast, UK

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