Episode 040: What is the experience of general practice for young people who self-harm?

In this episode we speak to Dr Faraz Mughal who is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) doctoral fellow at Keele University.

Paper: Experiences of general practice care for self-harm: a qualitative study of young people’s perspectives

Young people who self-harm present to GPs in the NHS, but their perceptions of care remain largely unexplored. This qualitative study indicated that young people sought help from a variety of services, including non-statutory services and NHS services. Young people described mixed experiences of consulting GPs, which can influence help-seeking from general practice. A relationship with one GP who listens, appears to understand, and offers proactive follow-up is an important facilitator for young people who access general practice for self-harm.


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