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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 

 England 

 has provided a wide range of information on self-harm that has influenced local and national policies. 


Helpful contacts 


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 

Childline: 0800 1111 

MIND: 0300 123 3393 


Oxford Mental Health Forum: 

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: 

or contact: 

Debbie Casey 

University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry 

Warneford Hospital 

Headington, Oxford 

OX3 7JX 

Tel: 01865 613 195