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UKTMN Members' Webinar - BlueIce E-health App
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UKTMN Members' Webinar - BlueIce E-health App

Beating Adolescent Self-Harm (BASH): A comparison of usual care versus usual care plus a smartphone self-harm prevention app (BlueIce) in young adolescents aged 12-17 who self-harm.

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
12:00 PM
Where: Webinar
United Kingdom
Presenter: Prof. Paul Stallard (Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust)
Contact: UKTMN

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Self-harm (intentional self-injury or poisoning) is common amongst young people aged 12-17 with up to one in six reporting self-harm at least once during the past year. Self-harm is linked to other mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and substance misuse and with an increased risk of suicide. Nearly all self-harm happens whilst the young person is on their own. However, most have access to a mobile phone at the time they harm themselves.


Researchers at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust talked with young people who said that a telephone app could provide them with help at times they were thinking of self-harming. They held workshops with young people to design, develop and produce a smartphone app, BlueIce, which was tested with 44 young people. Young people liked the app with three-quarters saying that their self-harm had stopped or reduced after using it for 12 weeks.


Professor Paul Stallard will present this webinar, discussing the BASH study, and provide more information about the BlueIce E-health app. 


Please be aware,this presentation was scheduled for the UKTMN Annual Meeting in October 2019, but due to unforeseen circumstances, had to be cancelled. 


Please note, you need to register for this event in order to receive an email invitation to join the session. We recommend that you view the webinar in a group with your colleagues, if you can, due to a limitation on the number of registrations. 

You will need access to the web and sound facilities in order to view this webinar. 

A recording of the webinar will be made available after the event. All our members will be notified by email as soon as this is available. 

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