restoring wellbeing through contact

Contact Research Reports

Exploring a Community Response to

Multiple Deaths of Young People by Suicide

by Trisha Forbes, Caryl Sibbett, Sarah Miller and Lesley Emerson, Queen’s University, commissioned by Contact with a generous grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies. The study sets out a comprehensive study referencing international best practice, and local youth suicide prevention efforts, recommending key developments in teacher education and further research.
A full printed report is also available on request.


Researching the Past to

Shape the Future

by Dr John Devaney and Dr Anne Lazenbatt from Queen’s University, and Teresa Geraghty from the National Children’s Bureau, on a Contact funded initiative. This report addresses the need for early therapeutic intervention to combat the traumatic consequences of aggression related trauma experienced by children and young people.