Imaginator: Supporting Young People who Self-Harm

East of EnglandMental Health
Published Date: 25 Sep 2017

Imaginator: Supporting Young People who Self-Harm


Imaginator is investigating how young people respond to taking part in a trial of a short imagery based psychological therapy for self-harm.


We are aiming to recruit 40 young people between the ages of 16-25 onto the study.


Self-harm is common in young people and is linked to suicide risk. Self-harm can lead to a range of very adverse health, social, and financial impacts on the young person themselves, their families and communities. Guidelines recommend that young people who self-harm should receive a short psychological intervention. However, this does not often happen and young people are often left with no support. This study could lead to a larger clinical trial of the intervention, which could lead to its use in everyday clinical practice.

CLAHRC East of England