Mental health assessments and psychological therapies following self-harm.

Study summary

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.


Who can take part?

People with personal experience of:

  • Self-harm (self-injury or self-poisioning with or without suicidal intent)
  • Mental health services and/or psychological therapies following self-harm (accessing and/ or receiving)

 Caring or supporting a person with self-harm



What will the research involve?

Completing an online survey. The survey takes around ten minutes but may take longer if people wish to share more of their experiences.

Where will the research take place?

Online using a phone, computer, or tablet. The link to the website is here:



Posted on 2nd August 2019 by Jess Zadik

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Study Information Sheets

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Study References

Ethics approved references for this study are listed below

  • REC Reference number: 18/NW/0839