Oxford Monitoring System Patient Leaflet
The aims of the Monitoring System are:
to find out how many people come to hospital after harming themselves
to monitor trends in self-harm over time
to help us understand about people who self-harm, so that we will know more about how to help and how to provide them with better care.
The Oxford Monitoring System for self-harm:
began in 1976
is an integral part of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England
is funded by the Department of Health
is the lead centre for the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in
has provided a wide range of information on self-harm that has influenced local and national policies.
We do not provide a treatment service or advice for those in
crisis. lf you are in crisis or feeling suicidal we urge you to seek
help from your GP or through a helpline service.
Samaritans: 116 123 www.samaritans.org
Childline: 0800 1111 www.childline.org
MIND: 0300 123 3393 www.mind.org.uk
Oxford Mental Health Forum: www.oxfordmhf.org.uk
Drug and Alcohol Service: 01865 403210
CRUSE (bereavement counselling): 01865 245398
Oxford Lesbian and Gay Helpline: 01865 726893
lf you would like more details about the Monitoring System, or would like to opt out of the study, you can look at the Frequently Asked Questions page on our website at:
University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry
Tel: 01865 613 195