Everyone who presents to hospital with self-injury or self-poisoning should receive an assessment of their individual needs. Evidence suggests that the psychological treatments and mental health assessments recommended by the national clinical guidelines can be helpful in lowering repeat self-harm. However, there are wide differences in the quality of care for people who self-harm and not everyone receives an assessment or referral to psychological services.
The aim of this study is to understand patient and carer experiences of mental health assessments and psychological therapies following self-harm.
People with personal experience of:
Caring or supporting a person with self-harm
Completing an online survey. The survey takes around ten minutes but may take longer if people wish to share more of their experiences.
Online using a phone, computer, or tablet. The link to the website is here: https://sites.manchester.ac.uk/mhapt/