Self Harm in the news as hospitals fail to provide adequate care

It has been reported that many hospitals in England are failing to provide adequate care for people who have self harmed despite a drive to improve services through national guidelines and policy initiatives. Researchers suggest that more than two-thirds of self harm patients who attended hospital did not get a specialist psychological assessments as in line with national guidance. Although some hospitals performed better, most appeared to be lacking in their duty of care to people who self harm with no signs of change in the number of assessments when compared to a decade ago.

Harmless are saddened to hear that people who self harm are, more often than not, left without the right support and care when they need it the most. It highlights the importance that Harmless continues to grow and maintains its influence as leading voice in the field of self harm as we look to for positive changes.

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