Self-harm: Children and Young People

Department of Health written question – answered on 6th September 2017.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 4953, what information his Department holds on incidents of non-fatal self-harm among children and young people.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS Digital collects data on finished admission episodes for people of all ages in England who have been treated in hospital for non-fatal self-harm incidents.

NHS Digital also published the latest Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey: Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, England, 2014 last year:

http://content.digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB21748

The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey shows data on the self-reported experiences of mental health in people aged 16 and over in England, and includes information on the prevalence of self-harm.

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