Year: 1986 Source: Canada's Mental Health, v.34, no.3, (September 1986), p.2-4 SIEC No: 19870023

The process of planning and implementing a computer information system in a suicide attempt counselling service is described. The discussion highlights the importance of a) involving line workers at all stages; b) clearly defining the uses the data will be put to; c) establishing a forum for periodic reviews of the system. The hardware and software options that were chosen are also described.