Self-harm: assessment, management and preventing recurrence
This NICE guideline covers assessment, management and preventing recurrence for children, young people and adults who have self-harmed. It includes those with a mental health problem, neurodevelopmental disorder or learning disability and applies to all sectors that work with people who have self-harmed.
In this guideline, self-harm is defined as intentional self-poisoning or injury, irrespective of the apparent purpose. The guideline does not cover repetitive, stereotypical self-injurious behaviour (such as head banging).
The guideline is for:
- Healthcare professionals and social care practitioners, commissioners and providers
- Staff in educational settings
- Third sector organisations
- The criminal justice system
- People using self-harm services, their families and carers
The NICE guideline can be downloaded from HERE.