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Developing a Computer Decision Support System for Mental Health Risk Screening and Assessment

This ongoing research, funded by the NHS through its New and Emerging Applications of Technology, aims to improve mental-health risk assessments by developing a universally accessible computerised decision support system. The system will contain a risk-screening tool that records client data (cues) and provides risk estimates for suicide, selfharm, self-neglect, and harm to others. The tool is intended for use without specialist training and by any relevant professionals, not just those within health and social care. It will provide a new educational and clinical resource linking validated human expertise from mental-health professionals with statistical information extracted from a dedicated client database. Health and social benefits include earlier identification of people at risk, fewer inappropriate referrals, and multidisciplinary cooperation between health-care providers and other front-line workers.

grist-hc2004.pdf
Description of GRiST

A "questions and answers" style description of GRiST in layperson's terms

rationale.pdf
How risk is quantified by GRiST

Powerpoint presentation explaining how risk is quantified by GRiST, as shown at induction meetings with experts.

neat-induction-uncertainty-web.pps
Background to the project

Powerpoint presentation giving background to the project, as shown at induction meetings with experts

neat-induction-background-web.pps