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Self-injury among children with intellectual disabilities

01 September 2013

Learning Disability Practice


This article explains how the involvement of parents and carers of children with intellectual disabilities can help to reduce self-injury. It also outlines some of...

Non-suicidal self-injury: clinical presentation, assessment and management

28 September 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Non-suicidal self-injury is a common behaviour in adolescents and young adults, and may be associated with mental health disorders, risk of suicidal behaviour...

Helping people who self-harm to care for their wounds

01 March 2011

Mental Health Practice


Mental health practitioners often encounter service users with self-inflicted wounds. This article is intended to enable practitioners to help such service users...

Understanding and working with challenging behaviour

08 March 2011

Learning Disability Practice


This article examines the theoretical approaches to understanding and managing individuals with a learning disability who display behaviours that challenge. The...

Self-injury and harm minimisation on acute wards

23 May 2012

Nursing Standard


Practitioners’ attitudes to self-injury vary widely. While some healthcare professionals are comfortable providing advice about safe self-injury in the inpatient...

Raising awareness of borderline personality disorder and self-injury

05 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

People with personality disorders frequently present to general health services. A large proportion of people with borderline personality disorder will self-injure...