Shaping the Design of Smartphone-Based Interventions for Self-Harm

Honary, Mahsa and Bell, Beth and Clinch, Sarah and Vega, Julio and Kroll, Leo and Sefi, Aaron and McNaney, Roisin (2020) Shaping the Design of Smartphone-Based Interventions for Self-Harm. In: CHI 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems :. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings . Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), USA. ISBN 9781450367080

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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 self-harm, 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.

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Funding Information: The authors thank all study participants for participating in this study. In particular, 42nd Street for supporting participant recruitment and hosting the workshops. This research was funded by the EPSRC-NIHR NewMind Network Plus. Publisher Copyright: © 2020 ACM. Copyright: Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
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?? co-designinterventionmental healthmobile sensingnon-suicidal self-injuryself-harmsituation-aware apptrustcomputer graphics and computer-aided designhuman-computer interactionsoftware ??
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