Schools Guide to Self Harm and Guidance on Suicide

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Public Health Programme Officer, Timothy Howells, for the attention of all Schools and all Early Years Settings.

Finding out about a young person’s self-harm can be difficult and upsetting. However, school staff have a very important role in helping young people who are self harming.

The attached resource has been developed by researchers and clinicians at the University of Oxford for school staff who may come into contact with students who have self-harmed or are at risk of self-harm.  Also attached is the new Samaritans resource for schools in preparing and responding to suicide

Please disseminate this as wide as possible and utilise where relevant. Thank you.