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.
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