Rise in children hospitalised for self-harm

Nearly 19,000 children and young people in England and Wales were hospitalised for self-harm last year | NSPCC

This marks an increase of almost 2,400 (14%) in the past 3 years.

The worrying figures were obtained by NSPCC Freedom of Information Request (FOI) to NHS Trusts, and highlight the crisis many young people face as they struggle to cope with the pressures of modern day life.

Childline delivered over 18,471 counselling sessions about self-harm last year, making it one of the most common reasons for children and young people to reach out for support.

Information source: NSPCC

Read the full news story here

Read NSPCC advice for parents about why children and young people self-harm, how to spot the signs and what you can do to help here

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