Quality standard

List of quality statements

List of quality statements

Statement 1 People who have self‑harmed are cared for with compassion and the same respect and dignity as any service user.

Statement 2 People who have self‑harmed have an initial assessment of physical health, mental state, safeguarding concerns, social circumstances and risks of repetition or suicide.

Statement 3 People who have self‑harmed receive a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.

Statement 4 People who have self‑harmed receive the monitoring they need while in the healthcare setting, in order to reduce the risk of further self‑harm.

Statement 5 People who have self‑harmed are cared for in a safe physical environment while in the healthcare setting, in order to reduce the risk of further self‑harm.

Statement 6 People receiving continuing support for self‑harm have a collaboratively developed risk management plan.

Statement 7 People receiving continuing support for self‑harm have a discussion with their lead healthcare professional about the potential benefits of psychological interventions specifically structured for people who self‑harm.

Statement 8 People receiving continuing support for self‑harm and moving between mental health services have a collaboratively developed plan describing how support will be provided during the transition.

Other quality standards that should also be considered when choosing, commissioning or providing a high‑quality service for people who self‑harm are listed in related NICE quality standards.