NHS statistics suggest dramatic rise in self harm

Today new statistics from the NHS suggest that attendances at hospital for treatment of self harm are on the rise.

Figures from the NHS show there has been a steady rise in the number of under-25s in England admitted to hospital after hurting themselves deliberately over the last 10 years.

Just under 38,000 young people were treated in 2010, compared to 22,555 in 2001.

The Department of Health says it’s working on new training resources aimed at helping those who work with young people to deal with mental health problems.

See the article here, which also suggests that many teaching and healthcare staff still don’t know how best to support someone that is self harming, and the priority need is for increased and improved training resources.

See the articles here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20039008

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/20029300

 

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