Year: 1999 Source: National Conference of Suicide Prevention Australia, (6th: 1999: Melbourne), p.9 SIEC No: 20010152

This presentation discussed a project whose aim was to enhance mental health care for people with deliberate self-harm presenting to mental health services, both in service response & specific clinical treatment. Several factors relating to client characteristics & organisational culture were found to affect the treatment offered to patients. These factors included the perceived importance of deliberate self-harm issues by service directors & team members, & patient failure to attend treatment. The findings have important implications for post-crisis care.