Dr Maria Michail: Using systems modelling and simulation to inform suicide prevention policy and planning in Australia and the UK

Hybrid Event, LT1: 52 Pritchatts Road, registration required
Monday 24 June 2024 (13:00-14:00)

Tracey Hill: t.hill.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Maria Michail

In this seminar, Dr Michail will present SEYMOUR (System Dynamics Modelling for Suicide Prevention), an EU-funded programme of work, which explores the role of systems modelling and simulation to inform youth suicide prevention policy, planning and implementation in Australia and the UK. Dr Michail will describe the participatory systems modelling approach adopted by SEYMOUR to inform the development and evaluation of a system dynamics model of mental health service pathways and suicidal behaviour among young people in North-West Melbourne. The seminar will highlight the merit of embedding a participatory modelling approach when developing a complex systems model; explore some of the challenges in relation to feasibility; and identify future directions to maximise the potential of participatory modelling to achieve better and more sustainable health outcomes.

SEYMOUR brings together a wide group of collaborators across the University of Birmingham, UK; Orygen, Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne and the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney.

Registration in advance is required: Register to attend 


About the Speaker

Dr Michail is an Associate Professor and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the Institute for Mental Health, University of Birmingham, UK. Maria leads the self-harm and suicide prevention research group at the Institute for Mental Health. She is the Co-Chair of the International Association for Suicide Prevention Special Interest Group “Suicide Prevention in Primary Care” and the International Early Psychosis Association Vice President for Europe.


This seminar is free to attend and is open to all, both within and outside the University.  Registration in advance is required.  


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