Self-harm is a prevalent issue amongst young people, yet it is thought around 40% will never seek professional help due to stigma surrounding it. It is generally a way of coping with emotional distress and can have a range of triggers which are highly heterogeneous to the individual. In a move towards enhancing the accessibility of personalized interventions for selfharm, we undertook a three-stage study. We first conducted interviews with 4 counsellors in self-harm to understand how they clinically respond to self-harm triggers. We then ran a survey with 37 young people, to explore perceptions of mobile sensing, and current and future uses for smartphone-based interventions. Finally, we ran a workshop with 11 young people to further explore how a context-aware self-management application might be used to support them. We contribute an in-depth understanding of how triggers for self-harm might be identified and subsequently predicted and prevented using mobile-sensing technology.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of CHI'20|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Event||ACM SIGCHI: CHI'20 - Hawaii, Honolulu , United States|
Duration: 24 Apr 2020 → 30 Apr 2020
|Conference||ACM SIGCHI: CHI'20|
|Period||24/04/20 → 30/04/20|