Journal article

Design of a brief psychological intervention for youth who self-harm: a formative study in India

Shilpa Aggarwal, George Patton, Michael Berk, Vikram Patel

EVIDENCE-BASED MENTAL HEALTH | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is an urgent need for context-specific research leading to development of scalable interventions to address self-harm and suicide in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). OBJECTIVE: The current study was conducted to determine the contents of a psychological intervention to reduce recurrence of self-harm and improve functioning in youth who self-harm in India and finalise its delivery mechanisms. METHODS: A systematic, sequential approach was used to integrate available scientific evidence, expert service providers' knowledge and experience, and service users' lived experiences in the codesigning and development of a psychological intervention. The steps included: identi..

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Grants

Awarded by Wellcome Trust-India Alliance Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust-India Alliance Research Fellowship awarded to the first author (grant number IA/CPHE/16/1/502664).