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After a long summer break, I’m getting ready to do some more group discussions this Autumn. Looking forward to hearing more people’s views and opinions on self-harm, drug and alcohol use.

In other news, I’m heading to York next week to present a paper at the British Sociological Association’s Medical Sociology Group Conference. The talk is about diagnosis and ‘non-suicidal self-injury’ (a type of self-harm that is being proposed as a psychiatric diagnosis in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual). It is mainly based on some of my other projects, but I use a few ideas that have come directly from the SASH research project.

Finally – thanks to anyone who has ‘liked’ the Facebook page! It is becoming a slightly less lonely page now!

Just in time for summer, the first discussion group has now taken place (hooray!). I think it went well and that those who took part found it interesting (or at least they said they did!).

The discussion raised a lot of fascinating points, and very much confirmed for me just how important it is that the voices of young people under 16 are included in research on drugs, alcohol and self-harm.

I’m really looking forward to hearing what others have to say in future groups and interviews.

There is now a (rather lonely) facebook page for the project, do stop by and like it: