Suicide Prevention Training, Birmingham 17 Oct

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people in the UK.  At increased risk: disabled children and young people; those who are excluded and feel isolated from society including through autism, mental health or other special needs.  This half-day workshop is aimed at practitioners who come into regular contact with young people but who aren’t…Read moreRead more

What are the most common mental health problems young people face…

Mental health disorders that are most frequent in the teenage years include those associated with: anxiety and depression, eating disorders, serious antisocial behaviour, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and self-harm.  Teenage years are also the age when rarer psychotic disorders can emerge: half of all lifetime cases of psychiatric disorders start by age 14…Read moreRead more

Self-harm is one of the top causes for hospital admission

Self harm is one of the top five causes for hospital admission:  that is at least 150,000 casualty attendees a year according to a report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  Between 1/4 and 1/3 of young women report self-harming between the ages 15-24. See this article in the Telegraph (more…)