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the aim of today
To look at suicide and self harm in young people in Scotland

Statistics

Similarities and differences

A young person’s perspective – Morna Johnston

Your role in supporting young people thinking about suicide and/or self harm

What supports are out there?

Training

Organisations & wider resources

Close and questions

The aim of today…
suicide in scotland
Suicide in Scotland
  • In 2012, there were 762 deaths by suicide in Scotland.
  • More than 4x the number of road traffic deaths (170), and an average of more than 2 people each day in Scotland
  • There are around 3 times more male deaths by suicide than females every year in Scotland (73% in last year)
  • Children & Young People:
    • 3 deaths by ‘intentional self harm/undetermined intent’ aged 10-14
    • By aged, 15-19, this rises to 25 deaths
self harm
Self Harm?

‘Self-harm 'motivated primarily by bullying‘

(BBC News 27/02/14)

#cut4Beiber

How self harm makes me feel

self harm in young people
Self Harm in young people
  • It can be harder to get accurate stats on self harm...Why?
  • Approx. 10% of young people will have self harmed by the age of 16
  • Self harm is more common in young females than males
suicide vs self harm one and the same
Suicide vs Self Harm…one and the same?
  • For most people, self harm is not about suicide/wanting to die.
  • It is about needing to release the feelings built up inside.
  • Self harm is rarely about the act itself but what is behind it.
  • Self harming behaviour does carry a risk…
your role
Your Role
  • In groups, please consider:
    • What is your role in supporting young people affected by suicide & self harm?
    • What expectation is there on you to support young people in your role?
    • How prepared/equipped do you feel to help?
what supports are out there
What supports are out there?
  • Training
    • Mental Health Awareness
    • Suicide Prevention:
      • ASIST
      • safeTALK
  • Organisations and Wider Resources
    • Handout
  • Looking after yourself
any questions
Any Questions?

Shona Straiton

Community Support Network Service Manager

email: shona.straiton@samh.org.uk

tel: 0141 530 1098

www.samh.org.uk