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Self Harm

Self-harm is not a new phenomenon, but it appears to be growing in frequency. Whilst teenagers, adults, male, female and self-identified individuals all self-harm, it is most prevalent in teenage girls. However, boys who self-harm tend to cause more damage to themselves and suicide is more common in boys and men and also high in LGBTQ+ individuals.

Self-harm is a serious problem for teenagers, more commonly occurring between the ages from 10 to 19 years with a steep rise in the 17-19 year range in combination with increasing mental ill-health.

Further advice and support for students and parents can be accessed below: