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Healthwatch Blackpool were commissioned by Public Health Blackpool to gain a greater
understanding of experiences and presentation of self harm within Blackpool.

The aim of this project was to inform the development of better care pathways and early
intervention through listening to people’s lived experience. The findings will be shared with Public
Health Blackpool and will be used in line with the regulations of data protection legislation
(GDPR).

This project began in September 2021 and ran until June 2022. Throughout this time, different
modes of communication were used to undertake the engagement, which included an online
survey and face to face conversations.

We are very grateful to everyone who was involved in this project, including all those who shared
their experiences, facilitated conversations or supported with their knowledge. The insight gained
has been invaluable.

Self Harm Insights Report

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