In 2014 the Republic of Ireland commenced a National Clinical Programme in order to standardize response to people who present to the Emergency Department following Self-Harm. The programme funded staff to implement a Model of Care. This provides all who present following self-harm with an empathic, validating response; all receive a biopsychosocial assessment from a mental health professional; every effort is made to involve a family member or supportive friend in assessment and safety planning and all receive follow up and linkage to next care. This session outlines 7 years experience of the clinical programme, including the reason for introducing it and the impact it has had. It presents national data from a self-harm registry along with clinical data and finally describes the use of implementation science to identify the factors associated with success of the programme.
Chair: Professor Anne Doherty, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, UCD School of Medicine, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Head of Courses and E-Learning, College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Editor in Chief, Books Programme, Royal College of Psychiatrists
A national clinical programme for self-harm in the Republic of Ireland - why it was introduced and how it has impacted - Dr Anne Jeffers MB MRCPsych FCpsychI MBA, National Clinical Lead for Self-Harm Clinical Programme 2017- 2021
Presentations following self-harm or with suicide related ideation - clinical data from Republic of Ireland emergency departments 2018 -2021 - Dr Katarina Kavalidou MMSc PhD
Evaluation of the impact and implementation of a national clinical programme for the management of self- harm in hospital emergency departments - Dr Eve Griffin BA PhD, Research Fellow, School of Public Health, University College Cork, National Suicide Research Foundation