The Directors of Public Health and Directors of Children's services have agreed to take forward a joint programme to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people (CYP) in Cheshire & Merseyside. A prioritisation event held in March 2017 reviewed a case for change on obesity and self harm, resulting in the decision to progress work on reducing self harm.

A new Case for Change report for self-harm has been published, commissioned by the Directors of Public Health and produced by Liverpool John Moores University. Read the report here

The report includes:

  •  Description of self-harm and the scale of the problem
  •  Statistical report on local and national data. 
  •  Rapid literature review
  •  Conclusions and recommendations

A working group consisting of CYP Public Health Leads, Public Health Intelligence, Safeguarding Children Leads and NW Strategic Clinical Network.