Research projects: ongoing/completed

Ongoing projects

Self harm intervention with family theraphy (SHIFT)

Funding body

Health Technology Assessment

Members of the project

Miss Justine RothwellInvestigator
Dr Mike GibsonInvestigator
Ms Kathryn WissettInvestigator
Mrs Judy RathboneInvestigator
Mr Roger BarfordInvestigator
Professor Jonathan GreenInvestigator

This large pragmatic intervention trial over 3 sites (Leeds, Manchester, London) is testing the provisional of a manualised family therapy intervention for young people with repeated self harm. This trial builds on the previous trial of self harm undertaken in Manchester in group therapy treatment of children who self harm (ASSIST). Young people who self harm are at high risk of recurrence and of poor outcomes. They are a major public health priority. This study will be the largest complex intervention trial yet undertaken in child mental health.

Further information: Self-harm intervention, family therapy (SHIFT) website (University of Leeds)