National online survey on healthcare services following self-harm
They are keen to invite as many men to participate in order to understand the personal experiences behind the statistics as they are underrepresented in mental healthcare studies for self-harm.
At the moment, there are large differences across hospitals in the quality of care for people who attend with self-harm. Around 60% of people do not access any mental health or psychological services. Many people who do attend the emergency department do not receive an assessment and we know little of peoples’ experiences when trying to access psychological therapies.
If you want to know more, the link to the survey website is here. https://sites.manchester.ac.uk/mhapt/. It provides an overview of the study, including the study documents, and links to the survey.
The survey takes around ten minutes to complete but may take longer if you want to share more of your experiences. The findings from this study will help to increase access to mental health assessments and psychological therapies following self-harm.
It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.
Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.
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