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Title: Towards a relational understanding of clients who self-harm : a qualitative exploration of their lived experience and treatment received within NHS mental health services
Author: Lawson, Amy
ISNI:       0000 0004 2693 256X
Awarding Body: University of the West of England, Bristol
Current Institution: University of the West of England, Bristol
Date of Award: 2010
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Self harm is a relatively common and increasing behaviour particularly among young people in the UK, affecting between seven and fourteen per cent of people in the UK at some time in their lives (Young, van Beinum, Sweeting and West, 2007) but little is known about the lived experience of self-harm and research has told us that no one intervention has worked any better than another in reducing self-harm (McAllister, 2003). This study explores service users' lived experience of self-harm and their experiences of treatment received within the NHS mental health services as this has been relatively unexplored in the qualitative literature compared to the large amount of quantitative studies which report on the nature and incidence of self-harm (Harris, 2000). Existing literature also demonstrates that self-harm is something that remains poorly understood and there appears to be a vast disparity between professional interpretations of self harm and 'real life accounts' (Pembroke, 1998).
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Psych.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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