It comes after research earlier this year found hospital admissions for self-harm
in St Helens were among the highest in the country.
In some areas of Tyne and Wear, the number of self-harm
admissions for 10 to 14 year olds has more than doubled over the past four years while in others the number of admissions of 15 to 19 year olds has increased by 78% in that time.
It is about prevention and not just treatment after the event, what more can be done through schools to try and reduce the levels of self-harm
through well-being programmes.
It also sets out strategic aims and objectives to prevent and reduce suicide and self-harm
, and builds on measures set out in Together for Mental Health and the pioneering Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010.
In 2012, the highest rate of intentional self-harm
hospitalisations for both males and females was in the 15-19 years age group (103.
Aside from the obvious danger of death, self-harm
and suicide attempts can be seriously detrimental to an individual's longterm physical health, if they survive.
The NICE guidelines on management of self-harm
further advise: "Do not use risk assessment tools and scales to determine who should and should not be offered treatment or who should be discharged from hospital.
The problem is far worse in girls with 1,223 being treated for self-harm
in Wales compared with 319 boys.
Sharing images of self-harm
on social media sites is a worrying new development.
e numbers of those affected by suicide and self-harm
in Scotland are horrendous and I thought the walks could bring a lot of good here.
Often parents are not aware of self-harm
, per se," adds Daphne.
MORE than 12,000 visits were made to Northern Ireland A&E departments for self-harm
or suicidal thoughts last year, research has revealed.