Charities and Self-Harm Awareness

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FOUR charities have got together to publicise Self-Harm Awareness Day on March 1 by joining thousands of people tweeting and talking about the issue.

Self-harming among young people has risen dramatically in the UK. It is estimated that one in 12 young people in the UK have self-harmed at some point, but the charities - ChildLine, Selfharm.co.uk, YouthNet and YoungMinds - believe the figure could be greater.

Their aim is to get people talking about self-harm, to challenge the many misconceptions around why young people do it and how to support them.

You can find out more about Self-Harm Awareness Day on our websites and join in the debate on twitter via #selfharm.