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Self-harm in children and young people


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

This resource describes how to recognise the signs and symptoms of self-harm in young people. Key learning points for general practice nurses include the importance of early recognition of self-harm, and the common psychiatric disorders associated with it.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, you 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

Faiben Yemane, Assistant psychologist, and Dr Vibhav Shetty, Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, South Kent Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.