In this podcast Professor David Cottrell talks about suicide and self-harm.
David discusses school-based interventions, recent studies on prevention/intervention and (SHIFT), a large multi-centre randomised controlled trial, investigating systemic family therapy following teenage self-harm.
There is also a free lecture you can access, filmed at our conference to launch the JCPP Special Issue on Suicide and self-harm: Pathways for Minimizing Suicide & Premature Deaths and Maximizing Hope and Wellbeing.
David was appointed Foundation Chair in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Leeds in 1994. He was Associate Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Leeds for many years and has a wide experience of the development, management, delivery and evaluation of child and adolescent mental health services. His research interests are in the evaluation of psychological interventions and of Child and Adolescent Mental Health services. He was a co-author of the NICE guidelines on the management of depression in children and young people. His current research interests continue to focus on self-harm in young people.