Manual assisted cognitive therapy (MACT) and self-harm
Insufficient evidence – there either hasn’t been any research on this treatment option or there is a small amount of evidence with unclear conclusions.
Manual assisted cognitive therapy (MACT) is a short therapy which has been specifically adapted for young people with borderline personality disorder. MACT aims to help you understand your self-harm better and find ways to address any difficulties in your life. This could include encouragement to seek further mental health support alongside sessions focused on specific topics, such as managing crises. Your professional should ask where you would prefer to meet for these sessions.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.