Welcome to MaSH Learning: Management of Self-Harm in the Emergency Department.
This online learning resource has been developed by researchers at the Manchester Self-Harm (MaSH) Project, which is part of the Centre for Suicide Prevention, a leading UK centre for research into suicidal behaviour based at The University of Manchester.
This resource has been designed to help you understand more about why people self-harm and how to help people who present to hospital emergency departments after self-harm.
This resource covers the following five sections:
- What is self-harm?
- The epidemiology and risk factors for self-harm
- Best practice hospital management of self-harm
- Is hospital management of self-harm improving?
- Practical clinical guidance
You can navigate through the sections below at your own pace. We estimate it should take no longer than one hour to complete.
Learn about what self-harm is, how common it is, and the myths and stigma commonly associated with self-harm.
Find out about the scope of hospital presentations, who most commonly presents to hospital following self-harm, and factors that indicate increased risk of self-harm behaviour.
See the available guidance on best practice for management of people who attend the emergency department after self-harm.
Examine whether the guidance produced has had an impact on the management of people who attend the emergency department after self-harm.
View a summary of practical advice on how to manage and help people who attend the emergency department after self-harm.
If you have any questions about this learning content or the Manchester Self-Harm Project, you can contact us by email if you would like to join our mailing list and receive updates and information about our work and events. You can also find more information about our work, along with links to our reports and research papers, on our webpages.
By post: The Manchester Self-Harm Project
Jean McFarlane Building
The University of Manchester Oxford Road
Development of this resource was partly funded by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.