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Responding to Young People who Self Harm
  1. R Morris*
  1. Correspondence Tees Esk and Wear N.H.S., The Ridings 13 Milbank Terrace Redcar TS101EE, UK

Abstract

Deliberate Self Harm in Children and Young People may promote anxiety in families and professionals. My presentation describes how the confidence and competence of a Team can reduce such anxiety and improve outcome for those Young People who choose self-harming behaviour as a way of coping with life stressors. I will share information about:

  • local prevalence rates of Young People who attend Accident and Emergency Department

  • how to develop a focussed team response

  • assessing and managing risk-an Aide Memoir for practitioners

  • the strength of robust Clinical Supervision and Audit

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