Postcards, green cards and telephone calls: Therapeutic contact with individuals following self-harm

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  • Authors:
  • Navneet Kapur
  • Jayne Cooper
  • Olive Bennewith
  • David Gunnell
  • Keith Hawton


Self-harm is a major public health problem and universal interventions such as contacting individuals by post or telephone following a self-harm episode have received much attention recently. They may also appeal to service providers because of their low cost. However, a widespread introduction of these interventions cannot be justified without a better understanding of whether they work, and if so how.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010