self-harm

84% of secondary school teachers have taught a student who they believe is self-harming in the last year, according to a survey by mental health charity YoungMinds.
 
YoungMinds is highlighting the need to ensure that teachers have support in identifying and responding to self-harm.
 
The charity has found that often teachers are the first point of call for students who need mental health support, but have limited training on how to respond or what action to take.
 
The charity carried out a survey of more than 3,000

YoungMinds, The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and The Royal College of Psychiatrists have launched No Harm Done - a series of three short films about self-harm based on the experiences of teachers and other professionals, young people and parents.

The films provide hope and give practical support to those affected by self-harm, and counteract the negative and frightening messages that are widely available online. 

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