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Dr Mark Larsen

Dr Mark Larsen

Dr Mark Larsen of the University of New South Wales was awarded $523,614 for their NHMRC Ideas Grant project titled:

Preventing repeated self-poisoning: A brief therapy text message intervention.

Hospital-treated self-harm is a strong predictor of suicide. Providing follow up after discharge from hospital reduces the risk of a repeat episode, while failure to follow-up increases the risk. Yet, many people do not receive effective follow-up, partly because it is resource intensive and difficult to deliver. The Reconnecting After Self-Poisoning (RAFT) project seeks to improve care for people following self-harm using text message follow-ups with links to online therapeutic content.

For more information on the funding opportunities available through the Suicide Prevention Research Fund please visit this page.