Engagement with young people who self-harm

Lucille Balcombe, Julia Jones, Louise Phillips

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Only a small proportion of young people who have deliberately self-harmed attend follow-up appointments and the precise reasons for this non-attendance are unknown. This article discusses the results of a small qualitative study in which three young people and their families were asked to share their thoughts and experiences about the treatment they had received and their reasons for keeping follow-up appointments. The interviewees identified that their need for help and a greater understanding of their problems improved their attendance at follow up.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages4
JournalMental Health Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


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