Journal article

Best practice when working with suicidal behaviour and self-harm in primary care: a qualitative exploration of young people’s perspectives

India Bellairs-Walsh, Yael Perry, Karolina Krysinska, Sadhbh J Byrne, Alexandra Boland, Maria Michail, Michelle Lamblin, Kerry L Gibson, Ashleigh Lin, Tina Yutong Li, Sarah Hetrick, Jo Robinson

BMJ Open | BMJ | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objectives: General practitioners (GPs) have a key role in supporting young people who present with suicidal behaviour/self-harm. However, little is known about young people’s opinions and experiences related to GPs’ practices for such presentations, and their decisions to disclose suicidal behaviour/self-harm to GPs. Additionally, existing guidelines for the management of suicide risk and/or self-harm have not incorporated young people’s perspectives. This study aimed to explore young people’s views and experiences related to the identification, assessment and care of suicidal behaviour and self-harm in primary care settings with GPs. Design, setting and participants: Two qualitative focu..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowships


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) as part of the National Suicide Prevention Trial, through the Australian Government PHN Program. JR and AL are funded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowships (JR: 1142348; AL: 1148793). YP is funded by The Giorgetta Charity Fund.