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Self-harm In Schools: The Need For More Collaboration

Pixabay Images As increasing numbers of young people suffer from mental health disorders, the capacity of mainstream schools to support and maintain these students is becoming an increasing challenge. Of particular concern is the number of young people engaging in self-harming behaviour. The 2015 Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and [...]

Supporting A Young Person Who Has Been Injuring Themselves To Use Self-help Strategies

Flikr Images If a young person you care about has been injuring themselves, it’s important to seek the assistance of a mental health professional. Sometimes, there can be a waiting period to see a psychologist or psychiatrist, and even if you are able to access treatment quickly, it can take a little while [...]

Supporting A Friend Who Self-harms

Pixabay Images When you and I were young it was unlikely we ever had to support a friend who was self-harming, simply because self-harm was not as widespread.  I consider this is a huge ask for any 14 year old.  It can create an incredible amount of stress for young people who genuinely [...]

Helping A Young Person Who Has Been Injuring Themselves

Flikr Images Finding out that a young person you care about has been injuring themselves deliberately can be frightening. Your first instinct is to protect them from harm, and this might lead you to try to take away any and all means of self-injury that they have available to them, and keep them [...]

Self-harm more common than we realise

1.1% have self-injured recently, of these 40.6% cut themselves 39.8% inflicted scratching injuries on themselves*  A national survey published online in The Medical Journal of Australia has found that self-harming is more prevalent in Australia than previously thought.  The survey, carried out by researchers at the University of Queensland, questioned over 12,000 people, male and female aged [...]