Journal article

Self-Harm Among Adult Victims of Human Trafficking Who Accessed Secondary Mental Health Services in England

Rohan Borschmann, Sian Oram, Stuart A Kinner, Rina Dutta, Cathy Zimmerman, Louise M Howard

Psychiatric Services | AMER PSYCHIATRIC PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study estimated the prevalence and correlates of self-harm among adult victims of human trafficking who accessed secondary mental health services, and it estimated the responses of mental health services to these individuals. METHODS: A clinical records database was searched for self-harm, sociodemographic, clinical, and service use characteristics among trafficked adults who accessed secondary mental health services in South London (2006-2012). Logistic regression models compared trafficked patients (N=84) and a matched cohort of nontrafficked patients (N=287). RESULTS: Among trafficked patients, 33% had engaged in self-harm prior to care and 25% in self-harm during care. Af..

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Awarded by Department of Health Policy Research Programme (DHPRP), Department of Health, United Kingdom


Awarded by Early Career Fellowship from Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by DHPRP


Awarded by NIHR Research Professorship


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship


Awarded by Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS)


Awarded by National Institute for Health Research


Funding Acknowledgements

This report represents independent research commissioned and funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme (DHPRP) (115/0006), Department of Health, United Kingdom. The study was supported by the Clinical Records Interactive Search system funded and developed by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health Biomedical Research Centre, South London and Maudsley National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust and King's College London, and by a joint infrastructure grant from Guy's and St. Thomas' Charity and the Maudsley Charity. Dr. Borschmann is supported by an Early Career Fellowship from Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (1104644). Dr. Oram, Dr. Zimmerman, and Prof. Howard received support from the DHPRP (115/0006). Prof. Howard is also supported by an NIHR Research Professorship (NIHR-RP-R3-12-011) and by the NIHR South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Biomedical Research Centre-Mental Health. Prof. Kinner is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (APP1078168). Dr. Dutta is supported by a Clinician Scientist Fellowship from the Health Foundation, working with the Academy of Medical Sciences. The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the United Kingdom Department of Health. The funder had no role in the design or conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; or writing of the report.