self-harm in schools
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