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The Centre for Suicide Research together with colleagues has produced a new resource on Self-harm for School Staff - ‘Young people who self-harm: A guide for school staff.’

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There is considerable concern and publicity about rising levels of self-harm in children and adolescents in this country. The Centre for Suicide Research together with colleagues has produced a new resource on Self-harm for School Staff - ‘Young people who self-harm: A guide for school staff’.

This has drawn on interviews with parents of young people who self-harm which were conducted as part of a National Institute for Health Research Programme Grant, together with input from school staff and colleagues working in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the local self-harm service. It provides advice to staff on the nature of self-harm and how to support students who are self-harming.

It complements the guide Coping with self-harm: A guide for parents and carers.

Hard copies of both guides can be obtained from The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust at

Electronic copies of the guide are available



Please follow the link below to read the news on the NIHR BRC website.

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