Self-harm: The short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and secondary care
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This UK practice guideline makes recommendations for the physical, psychological and social assessment and treatment of people in primary and secondary care in the first 48 hours after having self-harmed.
In the first part, the guideline makes recommendations that apply across the whole health community, wherever people who self-harm present for help, including good practice points to improve the integration of the different services involved. In the second part of the guideline, the recommendations directly address the care offered to people who self-harm presenting in primary care, in the community, or in secondary care. The guideline is relevant to all people aged 8 years of age and older who have self-harmed.