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CYPW Network online lunchtime Seminar trilogy 2- Support Systems for Self-Harm and Suicide Project (4S)

These online talks comprise short presentations (c.15-20 mins) and the opportunity for Q&A

The CYP Wellbeing @Exeter Research Network would like to invite you to the second of three lunchtime online seminars to hear from members of the network with expertise in research meaningfully involving children and young people.

Event details


Secondary Schools and Colleges provide help and support to young people who experience self-harm, suicide ideation, and in the wake of a death by suicide. These organisations report use of guidance to manage and respond to student need. In order to understand how young people felt about this guidance, drawing on their own experiences when in need of support, we recruited a young people’s advisory group to inform our work. In this session, I will talk about the considerations the 4S team had when setting up and working with this group of young people.

This second talk will be delivered by Franki Matthews, researcher and lecturer in Public Health from Medical School at the University of Exeter.

Event: Tuesday 4th June 12:30- 1pm online via Teams Join the meeting now Meeting ID: 368 664 680 518 Passcode: 5eieZ7

Title: Support Systems for Self-Harm and Suicide Project (4S): Working with young people who have lived experience of self-harm and/or suicide/suicidal ideation to inform research

Bio: Franki is committed to public health, driven by her dedication to enhancing the well-being of individuals affected by mental health challenges and improving the accessibility of evidence-based services. With a background in teaching sports abroad and a degree in Psychology, she pursued further education, culminating in an MRes in Health and Wellbeing from the University of Exeter in 2018. Her diverse experience within interdisciplinary teams at the University of Exeter Medical School encompasses various research methodologies, including randomised controlled trials and mixed methods studies, contributing to her current project with citiesRISE, focusing on international research programs aimed at children and young people.

Please forward to colleagues and networks; these events are open to all students and staff. If you would like to share your knowledge of this area as part of this series then please get in touch with Rosie Fox ( Thank you.