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Online Resources

Title and Link Description

Project Protocol (website)

BMJ Open online journal: Our Care through Our Eyes’: a mixed-methods, evaluative study of a service-user, co-produced education programme to improve inpatient care of children and young people admitted following self-harm

Project Report (website)

Final Report 2016: A service-user co-produced digital education programme for acute hospital nurses to improve the care of children and young people that self-harm.

NHS Choices (website)

NHS Choices is a comprehensive health information service for the public This website talks about dealing with child anger


  • CYP: Children and Young people

  • CAMHS: 'Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services'. A specialist NHS service that offer assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties

  • Self-harm: Self-harm has been defined by NICE as 'self-poisoning or self-injury, irrespective of the apparent purpose of the act'

  • Self-injury: This occurs when somebody injures their own body

  • Self-poisoning occurs when someone takes more than the recommended dosage of a medicine, takes a large amount of illegal drugs or swallows poisonous substances or objects

  • Suicide is the voluntary and intentional act of taking of one's life i.e. through the use of firearms, hanging (most commonly in men) and drug overdose (more commonly done by women).


Baker, C. (Ed.). (2013). Our Encounters with Self-Harm. Chicago.

DescriptonThis book contains stories of direct experience of self-harm. This will be of great benefit to those interested to those studying and practising in the field of mental health.

McDougall, T., Armstrong, M., & Trainor, G. (2010). Helping children and young people who self-harm: An introduction to self-harming and suicidal behaviours for health professionals. Routledge.

DescriptonThis book provides clear, evidence-based practical guidance for health professionals and other members of the children's workforce who manage self-harm cases.


Content authors: Asam Latif, Joseph Manning, Tim Carter

Contributors: Angela Horsley, Jamie Crew, Joanne Cooper, Damian Wood, Emma Popejoy, Gemma Robbins, Miranda Witchell, Rebecca Green, Janine Smith, Laura Holliday, Marie Armstrong, Patrick Callaghan

Project Mentor: Heather Wharrad

Project Developers: Aaron Fecowycz, James Henderson, Lydia Jones and Michael Taylor

We gratefully acknowledge support from members of Nottingham Youth Theatre: Bronwen Pole, Theo Swan and Alistair Conquer

The project was funded by the Burdett Trust and a special thank you goes to the Burdett Trust and Nottingham Children's Hospital

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