Understanding Self-Harm in Young People

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Self-harm is becoming increasingly common amongst young people in the United Kingdom, but there are still many misconceptions surrounding the issue that show we still have a long way to go towards understanding self-harm, the causes and indicators, and how we can help young people who are self-harming.   What is self-harm? Many people think…

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Netflix series sparks concerns over teen mental health

A growing number of sources are placing the spotlight on a controversial new Netflix series that could be a potential ‘trigger’ for teens with poor mental health. Thirteen Reasons Why is an adaptation of Jay Asher’s 2007 teen fiction novel, focusing on a high school-aged girl who commits suicide and leaves behind a number of…

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PM’s vision for Mental Health Services targets schools

  New statistics suggest that most school leaders do not think their staff capable of sourcing specialist help for pupils with mental health problems, despite a government-commissioned survey stating that schools play a key role in identifying pupils with mental health needs. The survey, published by the Department for Education, reveals that over half of school…

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