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Helping young people who self-harm

Helping young people who self-harm

School nursing

Paul Watson
RN BA(Hons) SCPHN(SN) PSHE PGCE
Team Leader for School Nursing
West and Breckland
Norfolk

Self-harm is most common among 15-19 year olds but can affect children as young as 11. How should school nurses best approach caring for young people who self-harm?

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) describes self-harm as "Self-poisoning or injury, irrespective of the apparent purpose of the act".1

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