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NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about the longer-term care and treatment of self-harm that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 133.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are an adult, child or young person who self-harms.

For care and treatment within the first 48 hours after an episode of self-harm, see NICE guidance 'Self-harm: short-term treatment and management' (

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