Suicide Cultures


The Suicide Cultures site contains news and information about the Suicide Cultures: Reimagining Suicide Research project, funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award. 

You'll also find news about related projects on suicide and self-harm, such as:

  • Suicide in/as Politics (2020-2023), funded by a Leverhulme Trust Project Grant, led by Amy Chandler and Ana Jordan, University of Lincoln, with Research Associates Hazel Marzetti (Edinburgh) and Alex Oaten (Lincoln). 
  • Creative approaches to self-harm in young people: a collaborative, arts-based inquiry into meaning (2018-2019), funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scoland, and the British Academy, led by Amy Chandler in collaboration with Zoi Simopoulou.
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The Suicide Cultures blog features posts about the project, written by members of the research team.

The blog will host the Project Newsletter, as well as updates from the team, write ups of events, and general reflections on a range of topics related to the project.

Recent posts include:

Working through the ethics of 'Suicide Cultures': Part I 'in good faith' - by Sarah Huque

Staying Alive: risk, resistance and responses to LGBT+ suicide, by Hazel Marzetti

What does it mean to investigate suicide cultures? by Joe Anderson

Exploring grief, positionality, and landscapes through film: Reflections and questions inspired by the documentary 'Evelyn', by Sarah Huque

Qualitative, sociological approaches to self-harm and suicide, by Hazel Marzetti, Amy Chandler, and Veronica Heney

Challenging our well-rehearsed stories of suicide bereavement, by Kelly Stewart

Migrant Suicide, by Emily Yue



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Suicide Cultures: Reimagining Research is a 5 year, qualitative study, using multiple methods. The research aims to better understand suicide in Scotland, focusing on social and cultural factors. 

The project team will be working across diverse regions and communities in Scotland, in order to develop a detailed and nuanced picture of how suicide affects and is understood in different places, by different people.


Suicide Cultures September 2022 Newsletter

Issue 04 of the Suicide Cultures Newsletter is available here

We host a monthly online seminar series, featuring speakers from a range of backgrounds and addressing suicide from multiple perspectives.