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Self-harm in children and young people

Self-harm in children and young people

Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

April 19, 2016

Updated

June 14, 2016
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Programme Description

Faiben Yemane and Dr Vibhav Shetty summarise how to recognise the signs and symptoms of self-harm in young people. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the importance of early recognition of self-harm, and the common psychiatric disorders associated with it.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of self-harm
  • Identify common psychiatric disorders associated with self-harm
  • Appreciate the importance of early diagnosis
  • Understand the significant role of GPs in diagnosis and treatment
  • Assess a young person who is self-harming
  • Consider the link between self-harm and suicide
  • Authors

    Activity and test authors
    Faiben Yemane
    Assistant psychologist
    South Kent Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
    Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    United Kingdom

    Dr Vibhav Shetty
    Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist
    South Kent Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
    Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

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    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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