Self Harm in School on the Rise

11 January 2015

By Yasmine

Two major teaching unions have said that schools are struggling to deal with the rising number of students who self harm. There has been a 20% rise of 10 to 19 year olds who are admitted to hospital because of self influenced injuries in the UK (excluding Scotland). Schools are beginning to feel the pressure as cuts to school nurses and therapists have had an impact on these vulnerable children getting the professional help that they need.

Although it’s hard to say how many children self harm, because many are too afraid to admit it, figures show 28,730 school age children were admitted into hospital last year for self harming as opposed to around 22,978 in the previous year.

To find out more facts about self harming, read Lauren’s article HERE or check out this fact page from the Counselling Directory

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