Self harming affects around 400 in 100,000 people in the UK - th highest rate of any country in Europe - and figures are likely to be higher as many people who self harm do not seek help or tell anyone.  Although self harm can affect anyone the majority are aged between 11 and 25.   

You can download a resource from below which includes insights from the national inquiry into self harm among young people.  It has recently been updated with the most recent recommendations and evidence and it is hoped that this will be a valuable resource for anyone aiming to understand more about self harm and steps to take if you are worried about yourself or someone else.

The Truth about Self Harming

source mental health foundation march 2016