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Army: Self-mutilation

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the study of self-harm at Catterick barracks described in evidence to the Defence Select Committee in its Duty of Care inquiry 2004-05 was completed; what the conclusions and recommendations of the study were; and if he will place a copy in the Library. (232809)

I believe my hon. Friend is referring to a study into self-harm carried out by a clinical psychologist based at Catterick but looking at incidents across the whole Army. A final written report was not completed. However, in September 2007, the clinical psychologist briefed the Army Suicide Prevention Working Group on his findings.