Review decision date: February 2014

Review decision: 

Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list. 

Next review date: TBC

In November 2011 the following recommendations were replaced with recommendations from self-harm: longer-term management (NICE guideline CG133): recommendations and on assessment of risk, on special issues for children and young people, and on psychological, psychosocial and pharmacological interventions.

Recommendation on psychological, psychosocial and pharmacological interventions was withdrawn.

The NICE clinical guideline on self-harm covers:

  • the care people who harm themselves can expect to receive from healthcare professionals in hospital and out of hospital
  • the information they can expect to receive
  • what they can expect from treatment
  • what kinds of services best help people who harm themselves

The guideline does not attempt to explain self-harm or describe the treatment in detail.

This guideline was previously called self-harm: the short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and secondary care.