Self Harm in Manchester Sep 2005 to Aug 2007

S. Dickson, S. Steeg, I. Donaldson, V. Matthews, M. Healey, J. Cooper, N. Kapur, E. Murphy

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


    Self-harm, defined as intentional self-poisoning or self-injury irrespective of motivation (Hawton et al., 2003) greatly increases the risk of subsequent suicide. The monitoring of self-harm is part of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy in England (Department of Health, 2002). Local monitoring enables us to measure the effectiveness of changes within the service and other interventions that impact on this group of patients. The Manchester Self-Harm (MaSH) Project is a city-wide collaboration between the University of Manchester and local NHS Trusts. It began in April 1997, and data collection commenced in September 1997.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationManchester
    PublisherUniversity of Manchester
    Number of pages35
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009


    • self Harm
    • suicide


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