5 Other versions of this guideline

Full guideline

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence commissioned the development of this guidance from the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. The Centre established a Guideline Development Group, which reviewed the evidence and developed the recommendations. The full guideline Self-harm: the short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and secondary care will be published by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health; it will be available from its website, the NICE website, and on the website of the National Electronic Library for Health.

The members of the Guideline Development Group are listed in Appendix B. Information about the independent Guideline Review Panel is given in Appendix C.

The booklet The Guideline Development Process – An Overview for Stakeholders, the Public and the NHS has more information about the Institute's guideline development process. It is available from the Institute's website and copies can also be ordered by telephoning 0870 1555 455 (quote reference N0472).

Information for the public

A version of this guideline for people who self-harm, their advocates and carers, and for the public (including information for children and young people) is available from the NICE website (www.nice.org.uk/CG016publicinfo) or from the NHS Response Line (0870 1555 455; quote reference number N0626 for an English version and N0627 for an English and Welsh version). This is a good starting point for explaining to patients the kind of care they can expect.

Quick reference guide

A quick reference guide for healthcare professionals is also available from the NICE website or from NICE publications (0845 033 7783; quote reference number N0625).