|Location:||Kingston upon Hull|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Placed On:||20th November 2023|
|Closes:||15th February 2024|
Our region faces higher rates of alcohol use and common mental health disorders compared national averages, both of which are significant risk factors for suicidal behaviour. Alcohol use has been linked to a 94% increase in completed suicide risk (IAS, 2023). The severity of alcohol use is directly related to the severity of common mental health disorders (Ledden, 2022), compounding the risk of suicidal behaviour. Such cases are frequently presented to emergency departments, posing a clinical challenge for non-specialists who lack the expertise to handle these complex, high-risk patients.
This project will analyse the management of suicidal behaviour and alcohol use in adults seeking care in local settings. It will employ secondary analysis of routine and survey data, supplemented by qualitative interviews with individuals who have lived experience and healthcare professionals. The gathered insights will be used to develop social-justice informed tools to better support healthcare practices in these areas.
For informal enquires please contact:
Dr Jo Bell: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Research Cluster:
Suicide is an urgent global public health concern, with more than 700,000 people dying by suicide worldwide every year. Death by suicide has a profound impact on society, affecting families and communities over generations. Furthermore, it is a critical risk factor for subsequent suicide.
Professor Tom Phillips, Dr Chao Huang and Dr Philippa Case
Applicants should have a minimum First Class degree in a Psychology / Mental Health related subject and a taught MSc or Masters by Research in a relevant subject, or other significant research credentials.
For more details on our entry requirements please visit the postgraduate admissions webpage.
This scholarship is available for full-time and part-time study.
This opportunity comes with a Home fee waiver only, which will not cover the full International fee. You will therefore need to pay the difference between the Home fee and the International fee and will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover this.
English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.
How to Apply:
You will need to supply a personal statement when applying for this scholarship position. Find out more about writing a personal statement.
Closing Date for Applications: 15th February 2024
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