Project reduces self-harm in children and adolescents
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Project reduces self-harm in children and adolescents

Layla Haidrani Editorial assistant, RCNi

Data collection and analysis has led to changes that benefit young people and empower staff to improve services

A SYSTEMATIC approach to data collection has helped staff at a child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) unit to identify ways to cut its average length of stay by 75% and reduce incidence of self-harm among inpatients by 85%.

Mental Health Practice. 19, 6, 8-9. doi: 10.7748/mhp.19.6.8.s9

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