Today is self-harm awareness day and we at Umbrella want to get the word out.
Self-harm affects around 400 in 100,000 people in the UK – the highest rate of any country in Europe. What’s more concerning is that these figures are likely to be higher as many people who self-harm do not seek help or tell anyone about it. Although self-harm can affect anyone, the majority of people who report self-harm are aged between 11 and 25! The Mental Health Foundation have updated their booklet ‘The truth about self-harm’ in support of this day. This is a valuable resource for anyone aiming to understand more about self-harm and steps to take if you are worried about yourself or someone else. For more from the Mental Health Foundation see: www.mentalhealth.org.uk – click on the link below to access the booklet: