Self-Injury Self Help (SISH)

Group type: 1. Open consultative

Contact details

Named contact: Lisa Foote

Email address:

Telephone: 0117 230 8230  (This number does not accept text messages)



c/o PO Box 3240



Remit of the group

SISH Involvement Group is a small group of people who use or have used self-harm. We work with the NHS and think about how improvements could be made.

The SISH Involvement Group seeks to involve, capacity build, support and mentor experts by experience to produce and develop further work to improve services and experiences for people who self-harm.

Frequency of meetings

Who can consult the group?

Any researchers



Review of A&E Treatment for People Who Have Used Self Harm in Bristol – October 2013.

More about the group (optional)

In 2013, SISH were asked to run an independent review of people’s experiences of using A&E for self-harm treatment. This involved co-design of a questionnaire with experts by experience, administration of the questionnaire, qualitative and quantitative analysis, report writing, recommendations and dissemination. In conjunction with Bristol Psychiatric Liaison Teams we facilitated workshops with experts by experience, clinicians (A&E consultants, doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, and mental health nurses), reception staff and commissioners to develop working groups in order to implement the research recommendations.