Journal article

Commentary: Adolescent self-harm prevention and intervention in secondary schools: a survey of staff in England and Wales - a reflection on Evans et al. (2019)

Jo Robinson, Alison Clarke

Child and Adolescent Mental Health | WILEY | Published : 2019


Self-harm (SH) continues to be a worldwide concern among adolescents and there is a great need for programming aimed at reducing SH in adolescents. Evans and colleagues discuss the opinions of school staff from a representative sample of secondary schools across England and Wales regarding their school's current prevention and intervention practices in responding to self-harm and how this should be addressed in future practice. The most salient points include the high prevalence of SH internationally, the existing barriers to SH prevention and intervention and possible solutions to these barriers. There is clearly an urgent need for high quality, evidence-based interventions that can be embe..

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Funding Acknowledgements

J.R. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship. The authors have declared that they have no competing or potential conflicts of interest.